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Flowing liquid water on Mars

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ben Beckerich, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    How many millions/billions did we spend on knowing that, when we could have spent it on saving people here on earth.
    Sometimes science is a complete waste of money.
     
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  3. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Space exploration has always been controversial. But the exact same questions, complaints, and criticisms could have been said about Columbus's expedition to "India." It did cost a small fortune, hence needing to be bankrolled by a country.

    We gotta get out there, man. This pretty blue marble ain't gonna be big enough for us pretty soon.
     
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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    But only the top .05% will go and leave us behind.

    To deal with the mess. So spending that money on saving our planet or people would be better spent. IMO

    I see the need, and too be honest I should have referred to some of the other "sciences" we waste money on.
    Like the effects of cocaine on mice. Whatever else they think of
     
  5. deadeye

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    Well I thought ol Arnold figured that out in 1990 when he activated the Martian machine.
     
  6. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great book... horrible movie.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What?! That's a classic!
    When are we getting holograms?
     
  8. albin25

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    I think I'll wait to book my vacation there until they find some really good Scotch up there to go with the water.
     
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    One of the comments on the first article I read, which was from some scientific/academic publication (can't remember which), "Ok... Let me know when they find beer up there."
     
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    NASA's budget is right around 17 billion. Next to some of the other big time spenders, it really is a drop in the bucket.


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  11. OLDNEWBIE

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    Wonder if Donald, Carly or any of them will promise us, The U.S., a man on Mars or will we let the Chinese do it first?
    The 60s had it's share of problems but the Space Race sure was exciting.

    They need to stop talking about it or do it!

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3950099/n...nce-space/t/bush-sets-new-course-moon-beyond/
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2004 — President Bush proposed on Wednesday to develop a new spacecraft to carry Americans back to the moon as early as 2015, and to establish a long-term base there as an eventual springboard to Mars and beyond.

    "Inspired by all that has come before and guided by clear objectives, today we set a new course for America's space program," he declared during a speech at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
     
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    How bubblegumin' would it be to see the earth from the moon, yeah?
     
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    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRxs-iDl4PWEJ8jGBmXrsfLspcn1ctYXUHM1Nu6EeJH_NGz4ACC.jpg
     
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    The Mars Rovers view.

    mars-rover-view-of-earth.jpg
     
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    "The chemicals allow the water to remain liquid at lower temperatures but also help keep it from boiling off in the thin atmosphere of Mars, the researchers said."

    looks like we discovered where Prestone anti freeze comes from.

    Better yet... we've discovered where Dex-cool comes from. even when it solidifies it looks like the surface of mars
     
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    That must be Earth, Venus, and Mercury then... it's amazing, so much fail on that one pinpoint of light. o_O
     
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    As Rocket Man said, "It's lonely out in Space", or was that Major Tom?
    At 31 million miles you can see the Moon pass in front of the Earth.
     
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    i could guess the effect that cocaine has on mice... their thoughts are: "i need more cocaine" and will do anything to get it.
     
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    It seems that cocaine has the same effect on mice as power does on politicians . . .

    Sheldon
     
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