reply to post by AaronWilson
Originally posted by eManym
Mars is bone dry, never had water. Its has an atmosphere consistant with what it will support. It was never Earth like. It is very electrically
active. Its great valleys were created by electric arc machining and its upper hemisphere was blasted away in the ancient past, probably by the Sun.
Sending people there will be a grave mistake. When NASA says life then NASA gets paid.
Want me to break it down for you? It's pretty vague, and it seems to borrow something we do know about mars, and blend some extremely bold science
Mars is ,ay appear dry, but it's foolish to assume dry as not having water. This is like saying Antarctica is bone dry. It may not have liquid water,
but there aren't too many places besides the middle of the ocean that have water in such abundance as Ice.
Mars has water vapor in both it's atmosphere as well as locked in some of it's soil(permafrost). It has
polar ice caps, as well as sub surface ice. It displays signs of lake beds, streams and rivers in it's past. As well some of the minerals present on
the red planet can only form in the presence of water. Although in the current time, Liquid water has not been observed flowing on the martian soil it
is there. Because of the Extreme environment of mars, it at this time is only know to exist as Ice, or Vapor.
Frost on mars
OHH YEAH !! The planet is red because of the high presence of Iron Oxide. Wait a minute I've heard that before, oh yeah Rust.
Rust is composed of iron oxides. In colloquial usage, the term is applied to red oxides, formed by the reaction
of iron and oxygen in the presence of water or air moisture
Okay, we know there is water vapor in the martian Atmosphere, as well we know there is ICE( the solid state of H2O) So this alone gives huge evidence
to support water being on mars, now or in it's distant past.
Now that we've established mars has WATER! Let's tackle the rest of the claims.
According to soil samples and sediment, Mars atmosphere today is much different than it was in the past. As well, much of the topographical features
of mars were created in similar processes on Earth. Volcanism, Erosion from both water and wind, as well as from Meteorite impacts, like we see in
abundance on the moon.
Look at that ice caps, and clouds... Hmmmmmm
Mars has lost it's atmosphere through a couple of processes. One of which being the cooling of it's core. As the planets core has cooled, it's
magnetic field has become extremely diminished thus leaving itself vulnerable to harsh solar winds that have stripped much of it's former atmosphere
away. The diminish in core activity, magnetic field and atmosphere has resulted in the mars today.
I'm assuming his statement about the upper HEMISPHERE of mars being blasted away was a typo, because Mars looks to be an intact Globe, not a mangled
half of it's former self.
Now, Electric arc machining? This would suggest Machinery for one... Where is the machinery??? Why?? Where did such an ENORMOUS amount of electricity
come fromm to literally CARVE the Martian landscape. Why do we not see more vitrified material on the surfaces of the valleys, craters, and mountains
of mars then? There is by far more evidence to suggest Volcanism(in part to an active core much like ours. The Martian core is predominantly iron and
at this time is semi solid suggesting it's still cooling. Ours is also Iron, but at this time is still as hot as the sun.) Erosion from the elements
also play a huge part in the martian features we see today. The most common being Wind erosion, as Mars is well known for it's ENORMOUS wind storms.
There is Lightning on Mars, this is actually driven by the windstorms on the planet we are investigating today. Here is an article regarding that.
For those who are actually interested, Lightning is responsible for turning the early mineral rich oceans of the earth into the first amino acids,
which are the fundamental building blocks of all organic life on our planet. So really, you need a few things for the building blocks of life. Liquid
water, Iron, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and lightning can and do form the very baseline materials for life. They are doing it right now on Earth, just
as they did when the first oceans appeared. Here's an easy to understand article outlining just that. www.tuberose.com...