Mars and beyond.

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September 27th, 2015 at 5:00:35 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
I do not like if they pretend something is big enough to preannounce it, and it's not really big enough.


I'm willing to bet it's something most people have not heard about.
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September 27th, 2015 at 5:17:52 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Nareed
I'm willing to bet it's something most people have not heard about.


That probably excludes the rescue of Matt Damon then. (hey, pretty sure they gave away the ending already.)
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September 27th, 2015 at 6:01:38 PM permalink
rxwine
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A couple fossil impressions would be the coolest thing one could begin to hope for. I can't imagine anything beyond that.
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September 28th, 2015 at 7:35:07 AM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: rxwine
A couple fossil impressions would be the coolest thing one could begin to hope for. I can't imagine anything beyond that.


They said they've solved a mystery, not that they've made a new discovery.

To illustrate: the infamous photo of the "Face" of Mars taken by an early Mariner probe was a discovery. Latter photos of the same area by orbiters with better cameras (with higher resolution and more color detail), taken at different orbital angles, show the real terrain in detail and how the illusion of the "face" can be formed. That is a solved mystery.

That's why I think it won't be something sensational, like finding flowing water or fossils or actual Martian organisms.
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September 28th, 2015 at 8:49:39 AM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: Nareed
They said they've solved a mystery, not that they've made a new discovery.


That's why I think it won't be something sensational, like finding flowing water or fossils or actual Martian organisms.


I guess it is sensational then Nareed it is liquid water.
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September 28th, 2015 at 12:52:48 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: kenarman
I guess it is sensational then Nareed it is liquid water.


If it's something like liquid water miles underground, it still won't be sensational. Flowing water, like a river on the surface, even seasonally, even under odd conditions, would be.

But nothing's official until Facebook users suddenly all become expert planetologists :)
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September 28th, 2015 at 2:43:13 PM permalink
kenarman
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Quote: Nareed
If it's something like liquid water miles underground, it still won't be sensational. Flowing water, like a river on the surface, even seasonally, even under odd conditions, would be.

But nothing's official until Facebook users suddenly all become expert planetologists :)


It is surface water and that is from a NASA spokesperson.
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September 28th, 2015 at 4:23:23 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: kenarman
It is surface water and that is from a NASA spokesperson.


I'm still waiting on Facebook ;)

BTW, I'm never wrong, except on those occasions where I am.
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September 29th, 2015 at 6:26:42 AM permalink
Nareed
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Ok, it's official now: Google made a logo!

On related news, the recent NASA announcement on Mars also revealed there is no intelligent life in Rush Limbaugh.
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October 5th, 2015 at 2:27:12 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote:
"Because liquid water appears to be present ... we have to take extra precautions to prevent contamination by Earth life," Rich Zurek, the chief scientist for NASA’s Mars program, explained during a Reddit AMA yesterday. "Our current rovers have not been sterilised to the degree needed to go to an area where liquid water may be present."

As Akshat Rathi writes for Quartz, every country on Earth is bound by the stipulations of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which forbids "anyone from sending a mission, robot or human, close to a water source in the fear of contaminating it with life from Earth".


http://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-nasa-s-mars-rovers-are-banned-from-investigating-that-liquid-water
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