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NASA to make another announcement about Mars on Thursday

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posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: sHuRuLuNi
Probably nothing really significant.

It's all about the hype. And they need more funding, so ... yeah.

God is my witness I hope I am wrong, but not letting hype get me. Too many disappointments ...

"Hype"?

All they did was tell people (in a very matter-of-fact manner) that they have scheduled a press conference to discuss results from MAVEN. How is that hype?




posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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They have proven conclusively, through photographic evidence and star charting from the surface that Mars revolves around the Sun.
Oh, and there are rocks there as well.



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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Two weeks. Twooo weeeks! Wweeeoo...



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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a reply to: PickledOnion

ROTFLMFAO



posted on Nov, 5 2015 @ 05:27 PM
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Let's just ignore the buffoons and focus on the actual science news.

Here's the press conference: www.youtube.com...



And here's the overview of the science paper: www.sciencemag.org...

The most relevant tl:dr abstract seems to be:

Coupling between the lower and upper atmosphere, combined with loss of gas from the upper atmosphere to space, likely contributed to the thin, cold, dry atmosphere of modern Mars. To help understand ongoing ion loss to space, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft made comprehensive measurements of the Mars upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and interactions with the Sun and solar wind during an interplanetary coronal mass ejection impact in March 2015. Responses include changes in the bow shock and magnetosheath, formation of widespread diffuse aurora, and enhancement of pick-up ions. Observations and models both show an enhancement in escape rate of ions to space during the event. Ion loss during solar events early in Mars history may have been a major contributor to the long-term evolution of the Mars atmosphere.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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NM.


edit on 6-11-2015 by PickledOnion because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 04:11 PM
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Gotta love NASA:

"BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! A previously well-believed theory is now an even MORE well-believed theory!"




posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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The sun ripped Mars' atmosphere off

The announcement is all over sensationalist media. Basically, since Mars has no magnetic shield (unlike Earth), then the Sun's winds swept Mars' atmosphere away.

Morality of the story? If Earth was to lose its magnetic shield, we would be in deep doo-doo.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Gotta love NASA:

"BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! A previously well-believed theory is now an even MORE well-believed theory!"


Where did they say that it's a big anouncement? You're judging NASA for something you made up yourself. Same goes for the sensationalist media (well, they have to drive sales somehow!)



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