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originally posted by: stargatetravels
Awesome - flowing water on Mars.
We're getting closer and closer guys!!
originally posted by: japhrimu
I didn't watch the announcement or anything, but I didn't catch, with a quick scan here on this thread:
what was the evidence to back what they're saying? Sure, I believe them that there's water, but what's NEW?
Did the rovers do some mudding? New closeup photos/video? Or are they pointing to all the stuff people here have been pointing to, and they're just behind the curve?
'We know from the study of extremophiles on Earth that life can not only survive, but thrive in conditions that are hyperarid, very saline or otherwise ‘extreme’ in comparison to what is habitable to a human. In fact, on Earth, wherever we find water, we find life.
'This finding is yet another example of water on Mars, but a hugely important one because it points to environments that could potentially be habitable to certain kinds of bacteria, even today.'
originally posted by: jeep3r
a reply to: Mastronaut
Despite the anticipation, this announcement is really huge. All of a sudden, we live in a world where liquid water on present-day Mars is a matter of fact. This is a game changer, not only for human settlement in future but also for potential life on the red planet today.
A good day for Mars exploration and certainly "one for the history books", to quote John Grotzinger on this occasion!
originally posted by: boymonkey74
Wow liquid on mars what are the chances of life? I mean if it is briny life can survive there like on earth.
originally posted by: Denoli
Why do people think the earth is special ?
There's life everywhere in the universe,
And water everywhere, same old American
Approach , were the best , no one has what we have blah blah blah .
If you didn't think water was on Mars were you been living ? MARS ?
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
True. This briny water has a source.
originally posted by: KingIcarus
originally posted by: Denoli
Didn't 99% of people know that anyway ?
Just confirms it .
I'd rather watch glue dry than listen to the
HEY WITH SPENT BILLIONS OF YOUR MONEY TO TELL YOU 💩 YOU ALREADY KNOW !
With the greatest of respect, it seems that you know very little. Liquid water has been theorised for years, but proving that to the satisfaction of peer review is a much trickier prospect - not least as this is our first time encountering such such a thing. You do realise this is happening on another planet right?
For one, this makes life (in our current understanding) more likely than ever, and secondly it means Mars natively has one of the most important raw materials required to mount a manned trip.
Deny ignorance indeed.