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Tweedledee

Flowing water on Mars?

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Brantuk

Dunno what they'll do with the knowledge of water on Mars - if that's what it is. I guess the suicide mission to Mars can be assured of a drink at the end of it (assuming they make it there alive) lol. :)


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Smithysteve

Water on Mars! Whatever next.........

Canals?

This seems like an old story ☺ï¸

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Tibbz2

Water on Mars! Whatever next.........

Canals?

This seems like an old story ☺ï¸

 

They've never had evidence of liquid water before

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stash

Done in a Welsh voice for effect “No one would have believed in the early years of the 21 century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.† queue music


 


Bet there's more life on Pluto!


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Tweedledee

 

Bet there's more life on Pluto!

Don't think there is much chance on Pluto which is about 200 degrees C colder than Mars.

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Tweedledee

I know there are extremophile organisms on earth that can survive in high concentrations of acid or alkali, but if this liquid water on Mars is at about 23 degrees Centigrade below its normal freezing point, it must be extremely concentrated with salts. You'd struggle to keep your windscreen washer fluid spraying at -23  :o . Along with the cold temperatures, this would probably make it even more difficult for anything to survive. But then, who knows what extreme extremophiles could have evolved on Mars.


 


It is still an exciting discovery :) .


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stash

Don't think there is much chance on Pluto which is about 200 degrees C colder than Mars.

Time will tell - At least Pluto has Nitrogen as it main component bit more than earth. Plus people said the same about the deepest oceans "there's no light , too much pressue" - well look now - highly saline water that may reach 300 Â°F plus massive pressure - Pluto may have moving ICE(Methene) that means friction - that means methene melts. So never say never.  :) 

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Tweedledee
Time will tell - At least Pluto has Nitrogen as it main component bit more than earth. Plus people said the same about the deepest oceans "there's no light , too much pressue" - well look now - highly saline water that may reach 300 Â°F plus massive pressure - Pluto may have moving ICE(Methene) that means friction - that means methene melts. So never say never.  :) 

Are you one of those optimists? :thumbsup:

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stash

Are you one of those optimists? :thumbsup:

No a realist although my wife says I am optimistic but that's a different story. :D

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