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Originally posted by Nventual
Where do you see the ocean? There is sand, obviously, and sand dunes - hence the wave-look.
Originally posted by AshOnMyTomatoes
I suppose you didn't notice the rover's tire at the bottom of the picture, which, if this were an 'ocean,' would be underwater?
Originally posted by Shadowhawk
NASA officials would give just about anything to find proof of life or large bodies of water on another planet. Such a discovery would result in virtually unlimited funding for future space exploration projects.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10501
SAFEGUARDING OFFICIAL INFORMATION IN THE INTERESTS OF THE DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES
Here is a link to the original 10501 Executive Order from 1953 (Eisenhower Admin.)
NASA Office of Defense Affairs: The First Five Years
Chapter 14 - NASA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM.
This chapter deals specifically with the discussion surrounding NASA's adoption of their modified EO 10501 National Security interpretation in 1966