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(Washington Post)   Curiosity has found proof that there was once abundant, fast-moving water on Mars that could have supported life   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 28
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2012-09-27 09:07:27 PM
4 votes:

fusillade762: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

I think the theory is that Mars lost its magnetic field and solar radiation fried the place. Any scienticians feel free to correct me if I'm off base.


I'm not a scientician, but I do have an internet degree in doctorology.
2012-09-27 11:46:23 PM
3 votes:

redly1: because water is the only liquid in the universe


i45.tinypic.com

YOU

i47.tinypic.com

EVERYONE ELSE
2012-09-27 11:30:45 PM
3 votes:
So THAT'S where Jesus put all the water left over from the flood!
2012-09-28 09:26:44 AM
2 votes:

StopLurkListen: HSA: Feeling like I'm being led into a conclusion.
With enough time, other things than water can create the photographs that we're presented.

Sure ... but what, if not liquid water? Not shutting you down, this is unsettled science. Which means it's exciting.

Wind weathering produces things that look like this:

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But a lot of water produces the Seaview:
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2012-09-27 11:53:22 PM
2 votes:

markie_farkie: I bet we stumble across some kind of primitive trilobite-like fossil before too long.

Think of the implications..


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Hey baby, wanna come to my party boat on the river? On MARS?
2012-09-27 11:32:01 PM
2 votes:
Yeah, the Alien Brain was trying to tell me something about that when I took it out with the Blaster Launcher.

lparchive.org
2012-09-27 11:30:23 PM
2 votes:
You're right, no human being would stack books like this.
2012-09-27 11:23:43 PM
2 votes:
Water? You mean, like, from the toilet?
2012-09-27 11:21:30 PM
2 votes:

markie_farkie: I bet we stumble across some kind of primitive trilobite-like fossil before too long.

Think of the implications..


We'll have to buy it a cell phone?

www.theblaze.com
2012-09-27 11:18:04 PM
2 votes:
and it is this water that gives Jack Daniels a flavor that cannot be copied.
2012-09-28 10:22:54 AM
1 votes:
Good. Now they can start looking for Valentine Michael Smith.
2012-09-28 09:48:15 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: FloydA: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

Oh, sorry, my bad.

We're cool though, right?

I can't believe you drank the whole planet...



Well, I saw this sign
i105.photobucket.com

and said "pshaw, amateurs."
2012-09-28 09:24:47 AM
1 votes:

fusillade762: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

I think the theory is that Mars lost its magnetic field and solar radiation fried the place. Any scienticians feel free to correct me if I'm off base.


I've been out of astro for a while, but I believe the prevailing theory is the runaway green house effect.
2012-09-28 02:01:35 AM
1 votes:

towatchoverme: CS Lewis was writing about this in the 1930s and 50s.

Link

Go project your American sensibilities elsewhere.


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2012-09-28 12:39:28 AM
1 votes:

brianbankerus: fusillade762: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

I think the theory is that Mars lost its magnetic field and solar radiation fried the place. Any scienticians feel free to correct me if I'm off base.

I'm not a scientician, but I do have an internet degree in doctorology.


blacksportsonline.com
2012-09-28 12:29:15 AM
1 votes:

TastyEloi: 'Cause I can definitely see some 23rd century version of PETA protesting Martian terraforming because it will kill off the native bacteria.


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Way ahead of you.
2012-09-28 12:15:20 AM
1 votes:
I'm pretty sure the next thing they're going to find is a fossilized skeleton of a hominid.
2012-09-28 12:13:22 AM
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-09-28 12:08:51 AM
1 votes:

grinnel: When water formed on earth, was it as vapor in the atmosphere or terrestrial liquid?


African or European?
2012-09-28 12:04:34 AM
1 votes:
I'm sort of hoping there is no life on Mars, at least not currently. Then we won't have any ethical issues should we ever want to terraform the planet.

'Cause I can definitely see some 23rd century version of PETA protesting Martian terraforming because it will kill off the native bacteria.
2012-09-28 12:02:48 AM
1 votes:

Piestar: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

God used it for the great flood, and forgot to put it back when he was done.


Sooooooooooooo close!

i48.tinypic.com
2012-09-27 11:58:39 PM
1 votes:

cman: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

Probably someone on our planet had some sort of tame-travelling predestination paradox into the past and somehow killed all life on Mars by accident. When it comes to destroying life, we humans are #1


It was a sound of thunder...
2012-09-27 11:57:01 PM
1 votes:

justtray: There is almost certainly life on Mars.

There are giant sinkholes in the surface of the planet that are clearly visible. Around these zones, as the seasons change, the amount of Methane in the atmosphere increases signficantly. The only process we know that releases methane into the atmosphere like this is biological.

So the question really is, "Why aren't we searching for life on Mars?" We know where to look, and we aren't even trying.



So what you're saying is that there are cows in the sinkholes, is that right then?
2012-09-27 11:42:04 PM
1 votes:

soosh: Marcus Aurelius: Richard Saunders: Just because it's a fluid, does not mean it's water...

/or did I not get the memo?

Other solvents tend not to wear rock in the same fashion. Mars rock is composed from a lot of silicon and lesser basalts than Earth, but water erosion is distinct from streams of, say, liquid methane. Water is polar; it hydrates silica minerals, and has an astonishing vapor pressure to atomic weight ratio.

Meanwhile the chances of Mars getting cold enough to liquefy methane in volume and rain it from the sky in sufficient quantities to erode rock is between slim and none.

well sure. but what if it wasn't liquid methane but rather iced tea? didn't think of that, did ya?


That would explain the red color, no doubt. But given the convenience stores wars we have on this planet between Wawa and 7-11 and the Gook-n-Go, I think we can assume that Taco Bell won the war on that planet.

Sad, really.
2012-09-27 11:37:21 PM
1 votes:
yeah, plenty of water -- just don't drink any.

dvdmedia.ign.com
2012-09-27 11:19:55 PM
1 votes:
The Doctor approves.
2012-09-27 10:10:29 PM
1 votes:

FloydA: Ambivalence: So what happened to it?

Oh, sorry, my bad.

We're cool though, right?


I can't believe you drank the whole planet...
2012-09-27 09:38:27 PM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: So what happened to it?


Oh, sorry, my bad.

We're cool though, right?
 
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