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Liquid water on Mars!

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Craig

This is not new news:

 

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Being serious, it is an amazing discovery though. While not definitive evidence of life on Mars, the prospects just increased dramatically.

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Tweedledee

Yes, this news has been a few years in the making, but they now seem pretty sure that this is actually what they've been detecting.

 

We now want to know¬†if¬†anything is swimming in this water. Apparently there are similar salty underground pools at subzero temperatures in Antarctica¬†that are teeming with terrestrial¬† life. I think it is very exciting stuff.¬†‚ėļÔłŹ

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Craig
3 minutes ago, Tweedledee said:

Yes, this news has been a few years in the making, but they now seem pretty sure that this is actually what they've been detecting.

I was actually only intending a bit of satire for the image, but it is a truly remarkable find.

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Tweedledee
14 minutes ago, Craig said:

I was actually only intending a bit of satire for the image, but it is a truly remarkable find.

Looks like the french discovered and photographed¬†it¬†first then - BARRE D'ENERGIE.¬†ūüėČ

 

It certainly gives us much more hope for the really big announcement of life on Mars. That would really make the news.

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Smithysteve

I agree Pete it is exciting amazing stuff! This lake is quite deep below the surface.. it will be a huge challenge to check it out. Maybe there are other easier targets in the polar regions... i hope they crack on and investigate soon as possible...!

i just had a wander outside and had a lingering naked eye look at our close neighbor, it is shining brightly, is very red and looks tantalisingly close...

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Tweedledee

The other thing about this discovery is, that¬†if the water can be reached, it would help sustain humans there, could be converted to oxygen and even hydrogen fuel.¬†ūüôā

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Ibbo

So how does liquid water happen on Mars with reduced atmospheric pressure so it must be fairy soupy stuff - or is my chemology that addled after all these years ??

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