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Old 01-13-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Pretty much self explanatory; however this is a significant find implying water flowed on Mars for a longer period of time than we thought and that it's oceans did not evaporate as long ago as we first had thought.

Making the probability of life higher and possibly easier to ascertain.
Mars Orbiter Finds There Was Liquid Water on Mars An Eon Later Than Previously Thought | Popular Science
Is There Water on Mars? | News Videos | Comcast.net
Mars orbiter detects hidden glaciers on red planet | Science | guardian.co.uk
Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Mars orbiter imagery boosts Curiosity rover's life search .
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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I read about that, a week ago or so, I think. It's an interesting determination. The channel is good indicator of water moving from one spot to another. Instead of 4 billion years ago, it's thought it was more like 3.2 billion years ago. That's still a mind-bogglingly long time ago. The comments are pretty humorous.

While I wouldn't be surprised if there was life on Mars in it's distant past, maybe even now. The question is what kind? It's hard to imagine anything more complex than bacteria could have had time to develop. It would still be interesting and an extremely important discovery.

But, hey, you never know what might be lurking on the Red Planet.

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Old 01-14-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I read about that, a week ago or so, I think. It's an interesting determination. The channel is good indicator of water moving from one spot to another. Instead of 4 billion years ago, it's thought it was more like 3.2 billion years ago. That's still a mind-bogglingly long time ago. The comments are pretty humorous.

While I wouldn't be surprised if there was life on Mars in it's distant past, maybe even now. The question is what kind? It's hard to imagine anything more complex than bacteria could have had time to develop. It would still be interesting and an extremely important discovery.

But, hey, you never know what might be lurking on the Red Planet.
Oh no....LOL....next we'll have an ELVIS sighting....and find Jimmy Hoffa's long lost remains...
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