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Deep, buried Purple Glaciers Spotted on Mars

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posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Maybe I am misunderstanding you but -

Ice by definition is frozen water. You cannot call anything else ‘ice’ that is not water.

Also there are frozen ice caps in addition to these glaciers -

Mars frozen ice caps


The caps at both poles consist primarily of water ice.


edit on 12-1-2018 by nOraKat because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz

originally posted by: Kalixi
Very interesting. I didnt even know Mars had water.

Theyll find fossils, its the safest route to disclosure



ice isn't a byproduct of water. water can turn into ice under the right conditions, as can many other elements.
mars and other celestial bodies have many elements in frozen states.
to have water, frozen, vapor, or liquid, you need hydrogen and oxygen, and mars has less than 0.1% oxygen and no hydrogen.

the amount of ice on the surface of mars due to the harsh cold conditions cannot be due to water, because it wouldn't be able to be sustained at 0.1% oxygen on the entire planet for less than an hour.


Hum no Hydrogen?



Hydrogen seems to be leaving the planet's atmosphere in clumps and streams that extend as far as about 10 Mars radii (roughly 34,000 kilometres) into space, said Michael Chaffin, a MAVEN scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder, at a 14 October news briefing. The hydrogen comes from water vapour that breaks apart in the upper atmosphere. And because hydrogen is so much lighter than oxygen, it escapes into space relatively easily. “That’s effectively removing water from the Martian atmosphere,” says Chaffin.

www.nature.com...




The propulsion system for a human voyage to Mars and back will likely use Nuclear Thermal Propulsion or a chemical engine, and the fuel for both can be liquid hydrogen, produced from hydrogen extracted from the water found on Mars. What's more, reacting hydrogen with carbon dioxide found in the Mars atmosphere would create methane, another promising chemical engine fuel.

www.space.com...




The hydrogen detected by DAN is interpreted as water molecules or hydroxyl ions bound within minerals or water absorbed onto minerals in the rocks and soil, to a depth of about 3 feet (1 meter) beneath the rover. The amount of hydrogen is often expressed as "water equivalent hydrogen" based on two hydrogen atoms per molecule of water.

www.nasa.gov...



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
Every day we find a new proof that our Planet Earth is not that unique as we think.

Well... it's pretty unique.



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

In which way?

Chemical composition?

Location in the solar system?

Maybe we just haven't observed yet a planet at our current stage of development for the lack of technology.



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: Blue Shift
Maybe we just haven't observed yet a planet at our current stage of development for the lack of technology.

Maybe. Are you saying we're not unique based on some hypothetical planet out there somewhere?



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Nop. Based on the recent discoveries indicating that we were wrong all the time.



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal NASA plans to send humans to Mars in as soon as 13 years


i'm sure there are already well established manned bases there.



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: RoScoLaz5

Well then NASA is due a huge amount of money to spread around the the Mil Indust Com. Of course they will have to put on an act of building and struggling to build the mars stuff.

Perhaps the war machine can take a break if the tax payers just straight up pay them to not go to war for sketchy reasons?



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: vinifalou
Nop. Based on the recent discoveries indicating that we were wrong all the time.

"All the time?"



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Hmm, if mars still has any thermal spring's below the surface of these glaciers it may be possible that a remnant of chemosynthetic life may still exist there, though as mars core seems to have received quite a jolt in the past it may not actually be the case, still chemosynthesis may still occur in deep porous rock strata so bacterial or other microbial life may still cling to existence there.



posted on Jan, 12 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

Depend's on how you look at it, there is no one else on earth quite like you, there will be no star quite like the sun, close but not the same, no solar system the same and no earth type planet or other life bearing world the same, life may be common and it may be very surprising in it's diversity of form and nature but even if the universe was teeming with life you are still unique.




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