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Originally posted by flexy123
The notion that Mars had life (or, who knows, maybe even a civilization) many millions, if not BILLIONS of years ago is actually not too far fetched.
The question is, by exploring Mars today, looking over images etc..what would we find..if anything..of a civilization which might have inhabited Mars a billion years ago?
(I am pretty convinced that Mars was once a habitable planet, everything speaks for it, and the idea that life on Earth originated from Mars is actually also halfway plausible scenario...)
On a related note...what would someone else find on Earth, say, 1000 Million years from now, in what was formerly called the area of "New York" or "Los Angeles"? I guess..it would come out as being the same as asking "what does someone see if one is looking at the location where once a city was, named "Ur". (Or Troy or Göbleki Tempe etc...etc..) With the difference that those are only several 1000s of years old, not 1000 of millions as in my example with Mars....
edit on 16-8-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kudegras
reply to post by flexy123
1000 Million years is a very long time. On earth we have fossil records going back a very long time. Things such as Trilobites are found encased in rock. I'd say if there was life at any stage, Nasa will find it and then they wont tell us about it and will continue to photoshop all the pic's.
There will be nothing to see here, Folk's. Please move right along.