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Author Topic: Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it  (Read 989 times)

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Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it
« on: October 10, 2012, 06:29:58 am »
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.

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre88q1sm-us-space-mars/

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Re: Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 08:06:42 am »
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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.

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre88q1sm-us-space-mars/

Good -- but not surprising -- news from Mars.
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Re: Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 12:28:03 am »
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Good -- but not surprising -- news from Mars.


No, not all that surprising
I've seen enough landforms best explained by flowing liquid to be fairly convinced that Mars was warmer and wetter at some point in its history
The only real question is 'how much' and 'for how long'?

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Re: Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 07:58:05 am »
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The only real question is 'how much' and 'for how long'?

And perhaps, how often?
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Re: Mars rover finds first evidence of water: a river of it
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 12:58:18 pm »
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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.

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre88q1sm-us-space-mars/

 
I thought this was awesome when I first read about it. I even had a dream last night and in it I was comparing markings on Mars and Earth LOL!

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