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originally posted by: NeoSpace
originally posted by: DOCHOLIDAZE1
a reply to: NeoSpace
please tell me these thing with evidence i look forward to it(not sarcastic)
States Parties to the Treaty shall pursue studies of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, and conduct exploration of them so as to avoid their harmful contamination…
originally posted by: intrptr
The "wet stains" seen in pics are volatile gasses in liquid form melted out of the trapped 'Permaforst', running down slopes of crater walls, the residual heat from ancient impactors and or the sun melting exposed frozen gasses.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: Gemwolf
So WHEN the USA breaks this treaty, and they will of course...manned missions cannot take place if the pristine waters of Mars cannot be touched by anything from earth, including the astronauts going to Mars in the future, what is the penalty to the USA?
Absolutely nothing i suspect..and if there is a penalty, who will enforce it? Nobody.
Can't have manned missions without access to the water there.
What they are saying now is that the wet streaks are salinated liquid water
"The big surprise (in finding life) would be if it weren't our cousins. Because what we've learned is that material goes back and forth between the planets all the time. We have discovered Martian meteorites in Antarctica, for example, and it goes the other way around, and microbes certainly (can) survive the the eight-month voyage in a rock."
"The evidence seems to be building that we are actually all Martians; that life started on Mars and came to Earth on a rock," says Professor Benner. "It's lucky that we ended up here nevertheless, as certainly Earth has been the better of the two planets for sustaining life. If our hypothetical Martian ancestors had remained on Mars, there might not have been a story to tell."
The team suggests that because DNA in the old ice samples had degraded so much in response to exposure to cosmic radiation, life on Earth is unlikely to have hitched a ride on a comet or on debris from outside the Solar System - as some scientists have suggested.
"Given the extremely high cosmic radiation flux in space, our results suggest it is highly unlikely that life on Earth could have been seeded by genetic material external to this Solar System," they wrote in their scientific paper.