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(Phys Org2)   Explosive bursts of methane followed by liquid make Subby question the sanity of a Mars mission   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Asinine, liquid water, Red Planet, methane burst hypothesis, methane burst scenario, Gale Crater, Hesperian period, million-year Hesperian period, 96-mile-wide Gale Crater  
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2017-10-04 01:50:27 PM  
3 votes:
Oh yeah, it's so much safer here on Earth in cities full of insane, half-evolved, warring monkeys, driving around in hydrocarbon burning chunks of metal and plastic on wheels while they all try to kill and fark each other over until they reach the top of a pile of their own bullshiat.
2017-10-04 09:28:02 AM  
3 votes:
So Mars sharts, we all do occasionally. No reason not to visit.
2017-10-04 12:46:01 PM  
2 votes:
Far fetched, but possible.
Olivine + water = serpentine + methane, but there's usually warmth involved.
Fine. Warm methane then must be frozen into clathrates. In volume.
Technically possible.
I can see some places to poke some holes in this, but it's fun speculation.

/small volcanoes erupted in Texas in shallow water depths during the Cretaceous. (one still sticks up near the Austin airport) The reaction w seawater formed serpentine. When serpentine is formed this way, porosity is generated (shot full of holes)  In the early 1910's the farmers drilled for water. The hit the serpentine plugs, some at ridiculously shallow depths. Oil flowed out. Sadly fresh water in these areas was more valuable than the oil back then.
2017-10-04 02:33:38 PM  
1 vote:
I am very successful with the methane followed by liquid technique... I've used this technique on at least 600 first dates. No second dates,  but I'm sure it's just a coincidence😀
2017-10-04 11:49:55 AM  
1 vote:
Worrying about a 3.5 billion year old methane release makes me worry about subby's sanity.
2017-10-04 10:22:58 AM  
1 vote:
Sound more like a mission to Uranus, subby.
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