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Mars Earthquakes sign of water?

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posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 06:45 AM
Lets hope it does.

Geologists see signs that seismic shocks as powerful as magnitude-7 quakes on Earth have rumbled on the Red Planet recently, and such "marsquakes" could be a good thing for the search for life on Mars. "The fact that Mars is geologically active means that it may offer geothermal power, subsurface liquid water, and extant life," Robert Zubrin, a rocket scientist and president of the nonprofit Mars Society, told me in an email.

Seismic actvity on Mars could mean underground water -- which could mean life

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:41 PM
Now that's a well prepared,thought out and executed thread.So much personal input!
I need to flag this!

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:44 PM
reply to post by silversurfer6161

Let me finish what you forgot to say....


This is interesting, if we find liquid water on Mars what would this mean?? Oh yeah nothing until we find life....Which by the way, we are supposed to be in the process of checking out the "red planet" for life as we speek.

I wish regular citizens could go to Mars or the moon and relay to the world what is REALLY there!!

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 01:44 PM
reply to post by storm2012

I started a thread a few hours ago in regards to the "Marsquake"

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 02:16 PM
I thought it odd MSNBC is so fixated with finding water and possible life through seismology yet no mention of the Mars Science Laboratory 'Curiosity' on it's way for an extended stay on the Martian surface with a veritable laboratory of more direct means of finding signatures of life and water.

a spacecraft equipped with a seismometer, a heat-flow probe and other sensors

But Curiosity is only going there equipped with;

Science instruments are state-of-the-art tools for acquiring information about the geology, atmosphere, environmental conditions, and potential biosignatures on Mars. Mars Science Laboratory will carry:


Mast Camera (Mastcam)
Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
Mars Descent Imager (MARDI)

Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer (APXS)
Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam)
Chemistry & Mineralogy X-Ray Diffraction/X-Ray Fluorescence Instrument (CheMin)
Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) Instrument Suite
Radiation Detectors

Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN)
Environmental Sensors

Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS)
Atmospheric Sensors

Mars Science Laboratory Entry Descent and Landing Instrument (MEDLI)

Not to mention the arm also equipped with a drill to penetrate the surface and dig deeper for samples to analyze.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 02:28 PM
Nasa's PIA10214 image of Mars shows liquid water in the upper left side of the image. See the little mountain top...look at its base.

posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 05:37 PM
reply to post by Pervius

I suppose you meant the upper right side.

And no, that's not water, that's sand/dust/dirt.

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