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(Live Science)   Here's something I'll bet you didn't know. There was once an 800 foot tall mega-tsunami on Mars that wiped out all civilization   (livescience.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event, Mars, Chicxulub crater, Impact event, newly discovered impact crater, Impact crater, new study, massive wave events  
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762 clicks; posted to STEM » and Main » on 05 Dec 2022 at 5:12 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-05 4:36:05 PM  
Too soon, man.
Too soon.
 
2022-12-05 5:16:24 PM  
"that wiped out all civilization"

Keep on wanking, Earth-wankers.
 
2022-12-05 5:22:45 PM  
Not quite, subby - it didn't wipe out their giant face temple.
 
2022-12-05 5:28:53 PM  
Must have been a pretty big wave to wipe out HG Wells Martians, Doctor Whos Ice Warriors, Martian Manhunters' People, Bradbury's Martians, Space 1899's Martians, Mars Attacks Martians, Barsoom's Martians, and even Martin the Martian.
 
2022-12-05 5:50:11 PM  
Ack!
 
2022-12-05 6:09:07 PM  
Mars, more interesting than the moon!
 
2022-12-05 6:10:16 PM  
The fact that Mars could also have hosted life if not for bad luck makes it extremely difficult to believe that there aren't multiple intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.

Hopefully FTL travel is possible so we can find out for sure...
 
2022-12-05 6:19:50 PM  
You'd think this happened multiple times with all of the links.

/ Come to think of it it probably has.
 
2022-12-05 6:25:05 PM  

Tarl3k: The fact that Mars could also have hosted life if not for bad luck makes it extremely difficult to believe that there aren't multiple intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.

Hopefully FTL travel is possible so we can find out for sure...


The only way WE would find out personally is if ancible is invented and we pick up their communications.  An FTL ship passenger wouldn't age much, but Earth would.  Like the forever war.
 
2022-12-05 6:47:15 PM  
It didn't wipe out the culture hiding in Uranus.

/that's what the bidet is for
 
2022-12-05 7:57:54 PM  

caution: Not quite, subby - it didn't wipe out their giant face temple.



Huh.

Ya' got me there.
 
2022-12-05 8:08:35 PM  

Tarl3k: The fact that Mars could also have hosted life if not for bad luck makes it extremely difficult to believe that there aren't multiple intelligent civilizations in the galaxy.

Hopefully FTL travel is possible so we can find out for sure...


It IS possible.

Just HIGHLY impractical. Like "let's build a giant trebuchet capable of throwing an aircraft carrier from San Diego to Corpus Cristi so we won't have to use the Panama Canal" levels of impractical. Like "tunneling to the molten core of the Earth to use geothermal energy to mine bitcoins" levels of impractical. The combination of stupendously advanced technology, exotic materials and stupefyingly dangerous situations in order to accomplish something that, in hindsight, was never actually necessary.
 
2022-12-05 8:53:28 PM  
Party in the lava tubes with the Bagdonivites!
 
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