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Sliver of a chance for life on Mars

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posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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Sliver of a chance for life on Mars


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The Phoenix Mars Lander ended its mission last November, but scientists are still pondering the data. One intriguing discovery was a nightly cycle in which water vapor in the atmosphere collapsed into the Martian soil. One researcher thinks this may hint of dew-like films that could have supported life in a previous Martian climate.
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posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 01:51 PM
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Maybe you heard Richard Hoagland on Coast 2 Coast 2-23-09.
Check this out. This guy is on it more than not. When will we hear full truths about what has been found out there? We do pay for NASA as a CIVILIAN SPACE and SCIENCE AGENCY. What is found is supposed to be told to the public. Unless it concerns national security. WE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH!

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posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by timewalker


Maybe you heard Richard Hoagland on Coast 2 Coast 2-23-09.
Check this out. This guy is on it more than not. When will we hear full truths about what has been found out there? We do pay for NASA as a CIVILIAN SPACE and SCIENCE AGENCY. What is found is supposed to be told to the public. Unless it concerns national security. WE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH!

news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


According to Hoagland in his book, "Dark Mission", NASA was originally founded as an adjunct of the US DoD, and is run by the Vice-President, so Cheney has had his finger in the pie for the last eight years. No wonder we have been kept in the dark with the master manipulator at the helm!



posted on Feb, 26 2009 @ 09:48 PM
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Don't give up on Phoenix so soon.I found many good fossils there.
The biggest is most obvious,yet the Mask directly under the lander was most human-like.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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But think about this for a moment. Life has found ways of evolving and surviving every mass extinction our planet has ever suffered. This is primarily because microscopic organisms and basic organic lifeforms have evolved to withstand some of the harshest conditions on earth and thrive in those conditions. As far as the possibility for life on mars, it all depends on how long life had to evolve to living underground, without sunlight, far from the harsh, dry conditions on the martian surface. On earth, we call such lifeforms "photosynthetic" because they have discovered ways of undergoing photosynthesis artificially without heat, light, or any energy from the sun. Because such small, basic organisms can thrive and retrieve energy in these harsh conditions (such as organisms living near deep ocean vents) larger and larger lifeforms also thrive because the smaller ones are. All of this was discovered just a few years ago. Until then, we had no idea life could sustain itself like this without any real energy from the sun.

We know that liquid water also occasionally pours out onto the surface of mars even today (see link below for photos).

www.msss.com...

And we have no way of knowing exactly how much liquid water remains frozen and/or in liquid form far beneath the surface. Each time life on earth was nearly completely eradicated from asteroid/comet impacts, some of this life still remained intact underground and in the deep oceans where they were unharmed by the chaos above. Life even found a way to survive all the ice ages on our planet. To think life couldn't find a way on mars is a stretch to say the least. And actually, since we have no idea how long life had to evolve to harsh conditions on mars, we have no way of even being able to gauge such a likelihood even with all we do know about the red planet.

When you consider all this, saying that there is a "sliver" of a chance that there is life on mars doesn't really make sense at all. We have to look at other examples of life in the solar system to gauge whether or not organisms could survive those harsh conditions.. And when you look at earth, life is definately capable of doing so. This is the entire reason scientists are excited about life on Europa and other bodies in our solar system.

I mean, we even have organisms on earth that get their food from uranium radiation deep underground. See more HERE

And Some NASA scientists still believe that everything seems to point to life on Mars. It just depends on who you ask. this one seems to think life on mars is quite possible.
Mars: Tilting towards Life?

-ChriS


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posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:42 AM
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I think the greatest chance to find life on Mars or any non-earth like planet is in caves. So far some of the most extraordinary species on Earth that have adapted to harsh environments are in caves. Not only could we find possible life but just imagine the geological discoveries that could be made if we ever explored caves on another planet.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:50 AM
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This will remain tantalising until the next mission to Mars is underway. Even so, we'll still be waiting for any evidence they find to be analyzed in 2011-2012
If life is confirmed it'll be a benchmark historical moment with immediate effects in the Arts, Science, Philosophy etc.

I really hope that it's confirmed in 2011, I'd hate for the 2012ers to claim credit for effectively fundamental happenstance! Needless to say, ATS will make pretty ripe reading


Next Mars Mission...

Future Missions



posted on Mar, 14 2009 @ 08:48 PM
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1h.) Spamming: You will not post identical content, or snippets of identical content, to multiple threads in the discussion forums.


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