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The Mars Thread

dryson

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Report this Jan. 15 2013, 4:55 pm

To keep the every exiciting discoveries about Mars front and center I am opening this thread. Here we can post links to the most recent news for Curiosity as well as other unmanned missions to Mars.


First Thread


http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-mars-meteorite-water-20130104,0,4654306.story


What is being discovered on Mars is beginning to get very exicting. Just wait until Curiosity begins to drill.


 


 

MoppyCGDaniels

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Report this Jan. 17 2013, 1:31 pm

That reminds me on the Shoemaker meteoroid from whoem samples of algy were originated. It was either a Mars piece found on Earth by the scientist which gave it his name for the many he found also.

miklamar

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Report this Jan. 18 2013, 3:28 am

That is really cool!  Thanks for starting this site.  Mars is still a mysterious place--especially as we learn more about it!


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dryson

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Report this Jan. 18 2013, 9:50 am

If you have any interesting links related to Mars post them here or just follow this link and comment anything you find interesting.


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html


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K_tigress

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Report this Jan. 18 2013, 8:46 pm

I am going to keep an eye out on this one.
Thanks for sharing interesting things such as these.
Keep m coming. 


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corndogs

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Report this Jan. 19 2013, 1:02 pm

Men are from Mars..... Right?


J/K



Great idea for a thread

Mitchz95

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Report this Jan. 21 2013, 6:07 pm

Cool stuff. Great idea for a thread!


"The future is in the hands of those who explore... And from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

dryson

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Report this Jan. 22 2013, 12:56 pm

I think what Curiousity will find is that under the surface of the Martian soil there are microbes that will tell the history of Mars being a lush and fertile planet at one time with trees and lakes.


The life that would have existed on Mars could also be buried deep within the soil of Mars just like the dinosaur bones that are discovered deep within the soil of Earth.


What a find that would be.

Mitchz95

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Report this Jan. 22 2013, 1:07 pm

If Mars once supported life...what happened to it? Why is it now a barren rock?


"The future is in the hands of those who explore... And from all the beauty they discover while crossing perpetually receding frontiers, they develop for nature and for humankind an infinite love." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

miklamar

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Report this Jan. 25 2013, 7:14 am

Quote: Mitchz95 @ Jan. 22 2013, 1:07 pm

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>If Mars once supported life...what happened to it? Why is it now a barren rock?

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I read that a near-miss asteroid or meteor swept away much of Mars' atmosphere, which could also have sucked the Matians and much of their artifacts--plus water?--into space.  Wouldn't that have been horrendous, if correct?


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

Mitchz95

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Report this Jan. 25 2013, 9:09 am

Quote: miklamar @ Jan. 25 2013, 7:14 am

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>I read that a near-miss asteroid or meteor swept away much of Mars' atmosphere, which could also have sucked the Matians and much of their artifacts--plus water?--into space.  Wouldn't that have been horrendous, if correct?

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That would have been horrible!


Hmm...if they were advanced enough, they could have hidden artifacts somewhere - maybe underneath the surface. How awesome would it be if Curiosity found that?


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eutychus

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Report this Jan. 25 2013, 5:59 pm

I have a long standing question re: the recent (past 15 years) obsession with Mars. The Antarctic meteorite that folks are suggesting is martian in origin...HOW DO THEY KNOW? Did it arrive with bumper stickers indicating that "Mom and Dad went to the Kuyper belt for vacation and all I got was this stupid bumper sticker"?

dryson

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Report this Jan. 28 2013, 4:55 pm

The asteroid would have been more horrible to experience than being hit by the roid itself.


Imagine thousands of Borg Cubes passing by the planet and turning on their cutting beams all at once tearing everything from the surface.


But then again such a roid would have had to have been huge five times the size of the sun to posses enough gravity to tear the atmosphere away from Mars.


Another idea could be that a microblackhole opened near Mars and consumed and atmosphere possibly even creating the asteroid belt between Mars and the outer planets.


Basically the micro black hole would have stripped the rock layers from Mars away and in the process the microblack hole collapses thus allowing the gravity of the sun to direct the roids into the orbit they are in today.

miklamar

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Report this Feb. 01 2013, 6:24 am

Quote: Mitchz95 @ Jan. 25 2013, 9:09 am

Quote: miklamar @ Jan. 25 2013, 7:14 am

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>I read that a near-miss asteroid or meteor swept away much of Mars' atmosphere, which could also have sucked the Matians and much of their artifacts--plus water?--into space.  Wouldn't that have been horrendous, if correct?

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That would have been horrible!

Hmm...if they were advanced enough, they could have hidden artifacts somewhere - maybe underneath the surface. How awesome would it be if Curiosity found that?


There have several reports that such things, with underground facilities accessed psychically.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

dryson

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Report this Feb. 02 2013, 11:05 am

Very awesome indeed Miklamar. Just as awesome as Curiosity finding fossilized bones of ancient Martian beasts deep under the surface just like they have been found here on Earth.

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