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Originally posted by Lebowski achiever
reply to post by zorgon
Wow... but again. The shadows seem to be all over the place. Why is that? Are they shadows? Could it be oil (!) as in fossil fuel be leaking out there?
Originally posted by jimmyjackblack
Oil or water would be my first guess, just cause it makes more sense.
If it's oil, then hey, guess we'll be drillin' on mars eh?
MARS DEEP DRILLING REMAINS A HIGH PRIORITY
Humboldt C. Mandell
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH
In 1992, The University of Texas Center for Space Research (CSR) submitted a proposal to the NASA Scout Program to drill a “deep” well on Mars.
Deep drilling is the only way to verify the character of the Martian subsurface, particularly to characterize any water to be found there, and eventually to
explore for liquid water.
During the preparation of the Scout proposal, a very strong team was forged, and several of the team members, including NASA Centers, have expressed a strong interest in pursuing this mission in the near future. In its existing programs (GRACE, ICESAT, others), CSR has developed strong international ties, particularly with Germany. The GRACE partnership resulted in a sharing of mission expenses between the two countries. This type of partnership remains very viable for a Mars Deep Drilling Mission.
Baker Hughes, Inc., and the NASA Johnson Space Center have built and tested a prototype Mars deep drill, so the technology risk has been greatly reduced. All of these factors come together to suggest that a very low cost, low risk mission can be proposed to NASA, either in response to a future Scout mission call, or as an independent international mission.
A Mars prototype drill was evaluated at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., before shipment to Haughton Crater on Devon Island in Canada's Nunavut Territory north of Ontario and Quebec. The device will bore into permafrost and broken rock in the crater in the Canadian arctic from July 14 to July 29, 2006, with a final demonstration planned for July 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT. NASA scientists say that this may be the first time automation will have completely controlled a drill rig. During the field exercise, the researchers' main objective is to evaluate the artificial intelligence software that will control the rig, not other aspects of Mars drilling such as sample analysis and robotics design.
Caterpillar Inc., a company known for their heavy earth moving machines and the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, is looking to tackle that issue. They’ve partnered with NASA to create technology that could benefit construction and mine workers everywhere in the future,
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Also...what kind of oxidizing effect does CO2 have? And if it can oxidize iron, that would leave CO, correct?
Intense interest in technologies facilitating the sequestration of CO2 has led to the concept of combining oxygen obtained from an air separation unit with recycled exhaust flue gas containing primarily CO2 to replace air as the oxidizer in coal fired power plants.
Numerical simulation of CO2 addition effects to fuel and oxidizer streams on flame structure has been conducted with detailed chemistry in H2-O2 diffusion flames of a counterflow configuration. An artificial species, which displaces added CO2 in the fuel- and oxidizer-sides and has the same thermochemical, transport, and radiation properties to that of added CO2, is introduced to extract pure chemical effects in flame structure. Chemical effects due to thermal dissociation of added CO2 causes the reduction flame temperature in addition to some thermal effects. The reason why flame temperature due to chemical effects is larger in cases of CO2 addition to oxidizer stream is well explained though a defined characteristic strain rate. The produced CO is responsible for the reaction, CO2+H=CO+OH and takes its origin from chemical effects due to thermal dissociation. It is also found that the behavior of produced CO mole fraction is closely related to added CO2 mole fraction, maximum H mole fraction and its position, and maximum flame temperature and its position.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
And if it can oxidize iron, that would leave CO, correct?
The only things I own together with other people is what I, my brother and my sisters inherited from my father.
Originally posted by NephraTari
Thats interesting so are you saying all the banter you have with Armap and Internos is then false because being a part of the site it originated from when they act as though they are seeing these images for the first time and thank you for sharing them... they are really nothing new to them because it has all been documented previously on the site that you all own together?
Originally posted by ArMaP
PS: if I co-owned that site I would not allowed that music and that design.
Originally posted by Peepers
Its abovious there is a wind creating a spectrum of material from the ejection source. It also looks as though the wind blows a constant pattern from the same direction.
Originally posted by Teratoma
Do we have enough data to figure out the approximate time period between the beginning of the eruption and the time the last debris falls?
I don't know, I only know that this image was made with images M04-03241 and M04-03242, corresponding to the red and blue channels, from Mars Global Surveyor.
Originally posted by zorgon
What's the blue stuff in those craters?
Originally posted by ArMaP
PS: the filename of your Gusev images is "NASA_gusev_sm.jpg", shoudn't it be "ESA_gusev_sm.jpg"?
This colour picture was taken by the HRSC camera on board ESA's Mars Express, from an altitude of 320 kilometres. It shows the centre of crater Gusev with the landing site of the NASA Spirit rover (marked). Gusev is a crater of 160 kilometres diameter. Earlier in the history of Mars, it appears that this area was covered by water. Because of the probable existence of sediments from this ‘lake’, Gusev is a highly interesting target in the search for traces of water and life on Mars. The area shown measures about 60 kilometres across at the bottom; North is at the top.