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What's on Mars? Evidence of water (+video)

What's on Mars? Evidence of water (+video)

On Thursday, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover identified what are believed to be rocks moved by water that once flowed on the Red Planet. Curiosity's further exploration is hoped to determine whether Mars was once inhabited by microorganisms.

By Irene Klotz, Reuters / September 27, 2012

NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, dispatched to learn if the most Earth-like planet in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, has found clear evidence its landing site was once awash in water, a key ingredient for life, scientists said Thursday.

Curiosity, a roving chemistry laboratory the size of a small car, touched down on Aug. 6 inside a giant impact basin near the planet's equator. The primary target for the two-year mission is a three-mile (five-km) -high mound of layered rock rising from the floor of Gale Crater.

Scientists suspect the mound, known as Mount Sharp, is the remains of sediment that once completely filled the crater. Analysis of a slab of rock located between the crater's north rim and the base of Mount Sharp indicate a fast-moving stream of water once flowed there.

Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0927/What-s-on-Mars-Ev...

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I think you people are

I think you people are missing the point. NASA now has proof there was once running water on mars. So why should you care? Because if it was like that once, it could be again with some terraforming. There is methane in the soil, so you send machines to dig up the soil and cook it...releasing methane into the atmosphere. You do this for a couple hundred years and mars is warm enough to be earthlike again...the polar caps melt and release the stored water....more atmospheric manipulation and in as little as 500 years its a habitable planet again. So why should you care? Because its a new frontier...like america was 500 years ago. Only independant minded people strike out for a new frontier(even if they are indentured for ten years). In short...mars is a chance, however distant, for a new republic...possibly the last chance.

Aside from all that, of all government programs, I approve of NASA the most....congress has a constitutional mandate to promote the sciences...just as they do to maintain the post office(at the time of course they didnt consider a free market solution like UPS because there was no such thing). In short...mars is important because it has the potential to become a new world for us....to terraform it would cost a couple trillion...still a far better use of the money than bailing out foreign banks. Could it be done privately? Sure...but the government would never let a private company launch the nuclear reactor powered machines needed to do so.


Major duh... of course there is water on Mars. Hydrogen and Oxygen... whooopideedoo... I could have told them this, they didn't need to spend my money on it. Sometimes the smartest people do the dumbest things. What is next, what will they search for next? Why don't they look for intelligent life on Earth.


Nova- Magnetic Storm (Evidence shows that Mars used to have a magnetic field, but no longer does.)


Spirit Science - Rise of Atlantis (Around 10:35 there is mention of the "face on mars" and its adjacent Pyramid complexes)


Spirit Science - Math of God (Around 10:30, more info on Mars and Pyramids)


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Richard Hoagland has been saying this for 12 years.


Look what Arthur C. Clarke said about proof of life on Mars 12 years ago. http://www.enterprisemission.com/sir.htm