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"vast" amounts of water on Mars pole!!

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posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 11:38 PM
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Has anyone else seen this on www.drudgereport.com... , it says developing but there is nothing about it on www.nasa.gov...

Could this be the BIG news. The proof once and for all...?




posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:22 AM
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is that drudger site a bit of a jokey site?

if not, where did they get this info from?



'Vast' reserves of frozen water on Mars pole: study... Developing


that is all they have on the subject



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:23 AM
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yeah, I know I was going to get back on it...



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:28 AM
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I wonder if it snows on Mars. They do get plenty of weather. Snowboarding in 1/6th the gravity would be unbelievible. Id sign up for a snowboard trip to Mars in a heartbeat.



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:30 AM
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Mars has polar ice caps. We've known this for years. It's not water ice, though, it's dry ice. Frozen carbon dioxide.

DC



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:31 AM
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yeah, DC always shoots me down... but this time I got Matt. and he will some through this time... I hope



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:35 AM
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How do you know its dry ice?



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:39 AM
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Originally posted by jrod
How do you know its dry ice?


he dosen't but THEY do



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:40 AM
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...I don't know, man, I saw it on TV.

I'll find a link.

And I'm not shooting anyone down. I'm just denying ignorance.

DC



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:44 AM
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Ok, here it is, but according to Space Kids, we're both right.

They are comprised mostly of dry ice, but there is probably some water ice.

DC

P.S. If you don't trust Space Kids, find your own link. I trust Space Kids!


[Edited on 17-3-2004 by DeltaChaos]



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:45 AM
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Originally posted by DeltaChaos

And I'm not shooting anyone down. I'm just denying ignorance.

DC

oh no man, I'm happy you said so becasue I was about to stop waiting for him but I know he wil post a link....



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:46 AM
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None of us have been there and those measurements are iffy at best, I like the idea of snowboarding on Mars and even powdered frozen CO2 would be good enough, so the real question is can we do fun stuff on Mars when we go there?



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:49 AM
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Originally posted by jrod
...so the real question is can we do fun stuff on Mars when we go there?


Sorry, no surfing, but you might be able to get some snowboarding in if you could stand -150 degrees F.

I'll bet there's some killer rock climing potential, though!

DC



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:55 AM
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jrod, the spectral analysis is hardly 'iffy at best'. What a strange thing to say.

As far as water ice at the Martian Poles, the ESA orbiter did detect water ice at the south pole a few months ago, maybe thats what drudge was on about?

(Still mostly Dry Ice however.)



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:56 AM
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I assume there will be some special suit that would enable you to run around and be active on Mars. A round of golf up there would be awesome too, 1 mile+ drives should be no problem.



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 01:56 AM
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Originally posted by jrod
I assume there will be some special suit that would enable you to run around and be active on Mars. A round of golf up there would be awesome too, 1 mile+ drives should be no problem.


too bad I have a slice...



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 11:03 AM
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The Drudge Report is regularly referred to by mainstream and major media types. It is usually politically slanted though. Great to see a space story on it thought.



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 11:07 AM
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This post is really of the AWFUL variety...no content whatsoever. I think this type of discussion is why BTS was created.



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 11:19 AM
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Lukefj,

Excuse me? Please explain?

[Edited on 17-3-2004 by Facefirst]



posted on Mar, 17 2004 @ 05:29 PM
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I wonder if it snows on Mars. They do get plenty of weather. Snowboarding in 1/6th the gravity would be unbelievible. Id sign up for a snowboard trip to Mars in a heartbeat.


Don't know about snow, but the Viking 2 lander did show some pics of frost...

This color image shows a thin layer of water ice frost
on the martian surface at Utopia Planitia.


nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov...





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