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WOW! European Space Agency Discovers Striking Ancient River on Mars (Photo)

The river is nearly 1,000 miles long and almost 1,000 feet deep at points

By JASON KOEBLER | US News | January 18, 2013

The European Space Agency announced Thursday that it has taken high-definition pictures of an ancient river nearly 1,000 miles long on Mars.

According to the report, the "striking" river also has "numerous tributaries" and is believed to be more than 4 miles wide and nearly 1,000 feet deep at some points. The agency believes that the river was carved by water between 1.8 and 3.5 billion years ago and went dry due to evaporation.

The agency has named the river Reull Vallis. The photos were taken with the ESA's Mars Express satellite last year.

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The contrast with NASA is funny.

The article ends by noting that NASA reported a vigorous ancient stream maybe 4 feet deep, which is funny compared to the 4-mile wide 1000 feet deep discovery by European Space Agency.

The same change in scale could be said of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, to the Hubble's credit.

Makes more sense than

the "official" stories from Never A Straight Answer (NASA).

Martian park: Includes a river, boat ramp & picnic area.

This Martian Park picture was taken in the dry season. No comment abut important findings... We are left to wonder, "How is the fishing?" No mention of park fees, let alone the travel time. Be sure to make reservations & get fishing licenses in advance.
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Welcome to Mark Twain National Forest
Mark Twain National Forest’s 1.5 million acres through 29 southern and central Missouri counties is known for its rivers and trails.

Fishing is good.

HELP WANTED: Mark Twain National Forest has internship opportunities in 2013 for college students with an interest & major in recreation management or similar fields.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Electircal scars.

It's electric discharge scarring. Tune into the electric universe! Big stuff happened between planets, and we see only the remnants of it. Really stunning though to actually so vividly see this result.

Comment on Barsoom...LOL!

"I believe this is the same river John Carter boated down to save the people of Mars from another Obama like tyrant."

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

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

Cool Picture. The

Cool Picture. The inhabitants must have had a large carbon footprint and caused mars warming and that's why the rivers went dry.

Live Free or Die Trying

I have done my own personal space exploration.

Here is my photo gallery: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22mark+twain%22+%22haley%27...

Here is my own version of reporting the news... such as it is:
http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2011/11/celebrating-life-of-m...

Not one silver dime of government funding. Went further, faster, with freedom & liberty for myself.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Mr. Clemens

http://www.teslasociety.com/pictures/ntesla4.jpg

Tesla became a close friend of Mark Twain. They spent a lot of time together in his lab and elsewhere. Twain notably described his induction motor invention as "the most valuable patent since the telephone."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rd5DlT_m8I

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There is no duration defined in the Oath

PATENT FILES HOLD MARK TWAIN STORY, 1939 Discovery!

Yes, siree. His pantent was most valuable. Mine were much more down to earth... My patents I mean. Here is my first one of three.
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PATENT FILES HOLD MARK TWAIN STORY, New York Times, March 12, 1939

Believed to Be Only One He Swore To as Being True It Is Based on Vest Strap. How He Invented an Elastic Belt to Tighten Garment at the Waist.

NY Times. WASHINGTON, March 11. - A short story by Mark Twain, hitherto unpublished, to which might be given the title "How I Made My First Invention," has just come to light here in documents recently discovered in Patent Office files. It is probably the only story the famous humorist wrote which was supported by an affidavit to its truthfulness.

What led Mark Twain to write the story was his invention of a vest strap, on which he filed an application for a patent on Sept. 9, 1871. It was the usual strap placed at the back of a vest for tightening the garment around the waist and the invention itself was intended to make the strap elastic, detachable and adjustable in length. It fastened to the garment with buttons and buttonholes and could be removed when desired and used with pants and even ladies' corsets.

But Mark Twain's application ran into difficulties, the documents reveal. Somebody else, one Henry C. Lockwood of Baltimore, Md., had thought of the identical invention and had also filed an application for a patent. Before the Patent Office could grant a patent to either inventor it had to institute an "interference," a contest to determine who made the invention first. The Commissioner of Patents notified both Mark Twain and Mr. Lockwood of the interference, and the next step for each was to file a paper called a "preliminary statement," in which each was to set forth the essential dates and facts relating to the making of the invention.

Replied in Short Story: Instead of filing a bare formal recital in numbered paragraphs, as is the usual practice, Mark Twain wrote a short story which must have been a welcome change to Patent Office officials. It is dated Hartford, Conn., Oct. 6, 1871, and is addressed to "Hon. M. D. Leggett, Com'r of Patents, Washington." Written by hand on plain correspondence paper, the newly discovered original reads as follows:

PATENT FILES HOLD MARK TWAIN STORY, 1939

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Post Script: Here are my three patents & their dates.

Mark Twain Won three Patents

For my suspender elastic clasp, the US Patent Office & the attorneys agreed to settle the matter according to the dates on which the applications were filed in the Patent Office. Mark Twain's date being earlier, he was granted a patent, No. 122,992, on Dec. 19, 1871.

The discovery of Mark Twain's story is told in an article appearing in the current issue of the Journal of the Patent Office Society. The article also reveals that Mark Twain received two other patents during is lifetime - one for a self-pasting scrapbook (No. 140,245), granted in 1873, which proved quite commercially profitable, and another for a game which was to make it easier for players to remember historical dates (No. 324,535), granted to him in 1885.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Nice Pics Mark

Thanks for posting pal!