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Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:25 pm

Read all about it here.

Catch the live-stream here [Bonus! Will I.Am is on before the Mars stuff! And now you know why they have to pay the Russians to put people in orbit].

And no, it probably isn't aliens. My guess is something about finding water erosion that confirms Mars once had flowing rivers (which isn't shocking but is nice to prove).
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:49 pm

They probably found strong evidence of liquid water in an aquifer.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:10 pm

Organic molecules on the surface. Their origin is uncertain.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:11 pm

They probably found The Doctor's broken sonic screwdriver.
 
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:22 pm

bthylafh wrote:
Organic molecules on the surface. Their origin is uncertain.

Spilled beer residue from a party held by an ancient Martian civilization.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:47 pm

All these spurious suggestions.

They found Waldo, of course. Duh...
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:49 pm

K-L-Waster wrote:
All these spurious suggestions.

They found Waldo, of course. Duh...


And here I thought it was all those missing socks.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:25 pm

bthylafh wrote:
Organic molecules on the surface. Their origin is uncertain.


Most likely from some abiotic process/phenomenon.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:48 pm

Gargs and Yorps?
 
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:24 am

Krogoth wrote:
bthylafh wrote:
Organic molecules on the surface. Their origin is uncertain.


Most likely from some abiotic process/phenomenon.

Yup, but it means there's a chance that there might have been organic molecules on the surface when Mars was warmer and wetter, to provide ingredients for life. Although I'm betting it's more likely that there's life under the surface of Europa or Enceladus than there is on Mars.

(On a side note, I'm continually impressed by how much mileage (figuratively and literally) the NASA teams get out of their missions.)
 
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:45 am

Makes you wonder about the origins of Elon Musk. Maybe he hasn't been trying to go to Mars. Maybe he's trying to get back to Mars! :o :o
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:57 am

Get your ass to Mars.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:03 am

As much as I enjoy the subject, I'm getting a little tired of these "major announcements" and the surrounding buildup, only for it to be that they've found evidence of erosion or a couple of molecules that could - at least in theory - be related to some organic process.

Just release the information as it comes. Any "major announcement" that doesn't involve an actual organism at this point is just a waste of hype.
 
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:07 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Get your ass to Mars.

Genius.
 
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:43 am

Curiosity, the rover that keeps on giving.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:20 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Get your ass to Mars.

And science the sh*t out of it once you get there.
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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
Makes you wonder about the origins of Elon Musk. Maybe he hasn't been trying to go to Mars. Maybe he's trying to get back to Mars! :o :o

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Re: Nasa to make Major Martian Announcement

Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:44 am

I wonder how much a bottle of Vodka made from Martian grown potatoes would sell for :lol:

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