Originally posted by spacedoubt
Whats with all the Anti-Mars stuff today?
Mars is not in Orbit around the Earth. The moon is
Orbit is not important suffice to say that Mars' orbit is even more undesirable.
Originally posted by spacedoubtMars has Ice caps. The moon does not
The Martian Ice caps are majorily carbon-dioxide. There is also no free-flowing water on Mars, just as there is none on the Moon, however there is
water on the Moon (at least the same hydrogen signatures we detect when scanning the polar caps of Mars) at the Lunar polar regions. Though certainly
not as much.
Also while Mars does have hydrologic land-scapes and the Moon does not, those land-scapes were formed billions of years ago.
Originally posted by spacedoubtMars has an atmosphere. The moon does not.
Mercury has a confirmed atmosphere as well, so does Io. What is your point? Mars' atmosphere is 6/1000 that of Earth's. This is just enough to
suspend the most pulverized of dust.
Originally posted by spacedoubtMars has evidence of water that stayed in place for quite a long time. There is no evidence of this on
Not a long time, not geologically. Most recent evidence of water on the surface was billions of years ago. The Moon's formation was much more rapid
and cooler and due to small gravity, lost a lot of moisture early on compared to Mars. However if the Moon were the same size as Mars, most likely it
too would have some signs of past water.
Originally posted by spacedoubtMars was not formed from Part of the Earth.
Again irrelevant, since the Earth and Mars are very similar in composition.
Originally posted by spacedoubtMars is more temperate than the moon.
No it is not.
6/1000th of the Earth's atmosphere does not mean it is "more temperate" than a planetoid that has no atmosphere. Mars has extreme temperature
fluxuations just as the Moon. Also Mars loses half its atmosphere in each hemisphere seasonally.
Originally posted by spacedoubtBacteria can survive in conditions similar to conditions on Mars, but not the moon.
This is also not true. Bacteria can not survive on the conditions on Mars, lack of organic compounds, lack of useable compounds (sulfur, nitrogen)
makes Mars extremely inhospitable.
Originally posted by spacedoubtI don't even know why I am bothering to respond, but it sounded like fun..
Maybe because you think you know what you're talking about?
My "thesis" was that Mars and the Moon are so geologically similar, that you should never compare Mars to the Earth, but to the Moon. Except that
thesis went over everyones' head, and some even claimed "there is nothing to respond to".
At least you broke the ice for those who are even less informed.