Mars and beyond.

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October 5th, 2015 at 2:45:27 PM permalink
Nareed
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I don't think any of the working rovers are anywhere near the places where water was detected, either.

That full water dish labeled "Rover" was a hoax :)
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October 5th, 2015 at 3:42:43 PM permalink
Dalex64
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One of them is 50km from water.

Gotta wonder, though, how we could send any humans to another planet, especially one that has water, without violating this treaty.
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October 5th, 2015 at 3:51:49 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Dalex64
One of them is 50km from water.


It takes several years for any of the rovers to move a few kilometers. Partly due to speed and terrain limitations, partly to gather data along the say (those stunning photos aren't taken from a moving platform).

Seen this way, I think it's really far away. I mean, even if NASA wanted to disregard everything between that rover and the water, it would take a while to get there and there's no guarantee it would not get stuck, or malfunction, en route.
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October 5th, 2015 at 7:25:44 PM permalink
Dalex64
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I agree that it would be very difficult to get the rover to the water, if not impossible, even if they wanted to. 50km might as well be a million miles.

On the other hand, at the scale of the planet, 50km is increadibly close.
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October 5th, 2015 at 7:34:54 PM permalink
rxwine
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An object went through the vacuum of space and coldness, and possible radiation exposure. Plus, it's not exactly a terrarium of ideal conditions, yet still some stuff can survive.

I know we revived viruses in the permafrost after thousands of years.
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October 14th, 2015 at 6:01:29 PM permalink
rxwine
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...in the beyond Mars category

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852

Quote:
Some astronomers think these observations are consistent with mega structures made by alien civilizations, such as Dyson spheres.
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October 14th, 2015 at 7:34:43 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Interesting. If we send them a message now, they'll receive it in about 1481 years.
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October 15th, 2015 at 8:29:35 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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A bad case of sunspots?
October 15th, 2015 at 9:31:23 AM permalink
Nareed
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October 15th, 2015 at 10:44:03 AM permalink
Dalex64
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From their perspective, they are just receiving light that left here in the year 534. They won't see signs of intelligent life from here in the form of radio transmissions for another 1300+ years.
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