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    Proof of water on Mars

    How cool is this? We geologists are doing cartwheels. Proof positive of liquid water on Mars.

    http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2...lynightly&lite
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    I'm not getting excited until there's proof of bacon on Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieB313 View Post
    Pictures of the water or it didn't happen!
    This image just in from the Mars land rover:


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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    I'm not getting excited until there's proof of bacon on Mars.
    Pretty soon there won't even be bacon here. So I'm hoping they have bacon on Mars. Otherwise, we may as well just blow it up now.
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    I can only image what they'll charge for a fishing license up there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    This image just in from the Mars land rover:

    I was about to mention that [evolution] thing and you beat me too it.

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    Yes..very cool

    Teh lounje responce is very funny.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I was about to mention that [evolution] thing and you beat me too it.
    Good googli moogli...that isn't evolution! My dearly departed father the archaeologist would skin my hide if I tried to pass that off as evolution.

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    Remanents of a Martian brewery... Red Ale, no doubt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBiker View Post
    I won't be convinced that they have found a dry stream until they find a petrified trout.
    You're in luck! The Mars land rover just sent over this photo of what they believe to be a petrified trout!


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    I thought we already determined that Curiosity is really in the Mohave Desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    You're in luck! The Mars land rover just sent over this photo of what they believe to be a petrified trout!


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    No doubt water on Mars is cool, but c' mon, the liquid methane lake on Titan is mind blowing.

    A liquid Methane lake, and methane rain that falls in slo-mo globules... whoa. Not to mention what conditions are necessary to make liquid methane in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldEndicottHiway View Post
    Not to mention what conditions are necessary to make liquid methane in the first place.
    It's just gotta be really ****ing cold. Or a lot of atmospheric pressure. Or a combination of the two.

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    I KNEW there is a conspiracy going on! Look at this pic and tell me that they don't already have Earthling scientists on Mars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    It's just gotta be really ****ing cold. Or a lot of atmospheric pressure. Or a combination of the two.
    That's Titan, pretty much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    When Keith Richards finally dies, on the certificate 'Cause of Death' will be listed as 'All of the Above'.
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    Not really.

    By that time, the only life form left will be cockroaches, and they can't write.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danl1 View Post
    Not really.

    By that time, the only life form left will be cockroaches, and they can't write.
    Give 'em time.
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    Pretty cool. And where there was water there is likely to have been life. At least if the rapidity with which life emerged on Earth following its formation is anything to go by.

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    I would love to say something funny but the reality is just too awesome. I would think (and hope) that NASA gets funding for deeper exploration, both for equipment and recruitment of people.

    Makes me wonder if they will find evidence of past life on Mars in our lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post
    Makes me wonder if they will find evidence of past life on Mars in our lifetime.
    Or even life that is still extant. I've read that life on earth is essentially inextinguishable as there are bacteria (I think that's what it is?) that is found encased in rock that are billions of year old and far underground that re-animate when exposed to the environment again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwayne Barry View Post
    Or even life that is still extant. I've read that life on earth is essentially inextinguishable as there are bacteria (I think that's what it is?) that is found encased in rock that are billions of year old and far underground that re-animate when exposed to the environment again.
    You've more or less described the Keith Richards biomass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonG View Post

    Makes me wonder if they will find evidence of past life on Mars in our lifetime.
    Maybe it exists parallel.
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    That's great news, there used to be water on Mars. I hope I learn some other useful fact like that each day, I'll be so much better off
    Now they'll find ancient bacteria somewhere down in an ancient lake bed, they re-animate it here on earth, and we'll all die a violent horrible death clawing our eyes out like zombies.
    We should invest the money we waste on NASA on more useful things, like larger flat screen television panels and iPhones with better maps.
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