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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 04:56 AM
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I like that you added more to my recipe for life several posts back!!!

Thank you, to yourself and others for clearing up my heat in a vacuum question, i feel rather foolish given the depth I've taken for my other post when I could have easily found this out with a google search.

Thank you again for your post. S




posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by AaronWilson
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Please elaborate, this is a fascinating theory you have. I would like to hear the reasoning and if possible, evidence for your belief in such a theory.

That would be the Electric Universe theory, a very outlandish and ridiculous affair that poses as a scientific theory but in reality is a book-selling cult.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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The Electric Universe Theory sounds very plausible to me. It doesn't explain everything but what it does do is patch the numerous holes in the present theory. Comparing every planetary body to the mechanics of an Earth environment is ridiculous.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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They found twinkies a life supply for everyone............................ A hostess factory employess little green men and the twinkies are red.......



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:47 AM
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Love it to be a fossil!



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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Don't we go through this every year with NASA?
The big news is coming-we found something exciting-yet it always seem to be a news interview aimed at their investors-we are going to do this-we suspect this.

Give me the damn controls to those things-I will find water-how hard can it be since ice is everywhere. My gosh.
We know there is something there, and none of us believe that the rover traveled so far away from where it landed-scooped into the ground found a crawfish shell, yet we are supposed to believe it is part of the rover's parachute stuck 6 inches in the ground. How about land those things near some ice instead of inside a crater hole-we have those on our moon and they don't contain anything interesting-duh!



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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I may be wrong here but it would appear this the "amazing" discovery.......

Meteor offers possible clue

Thoughts anyone?



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 12:32 PM
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I think that they will announce that the carbon-12 to carbon-13 isotopic ratio in discovered methane suggests life. Carbon-12 means life. If this type of methane is in the air, there could be organisms alive on Mars today!

If this is true, then there are consequences that most do not realize. It will change society a little or a lot. I am curious to see how religions will react? Will the pope make an announcement? Will we all change our way of thinking about the universe?



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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The article also mentions that they detected methane in an earlier sample using SAM but didn't say anything to investigate it. Consequently, later samples did not contain the methane.

Unless they have discovered that the original detection was accurate, I doubt it's methane.

The fact that this news involves SAM indicates it's something that's in the air or soil. EDIT: After reading more I see that the news is specifically linked to a soil test.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:17 PM
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it's gotta be life - surely...



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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I'm hoping they found traces of microbial life or some signs that life is/or was present on Mars!!



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:25 PM
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trying not to get to hopeful. hard not to immediately leap to op's conclusion though..some sort of evidence of life..which would change a lot of things about our universal view.

dammit, give us hints already! Do nerds get excited, or do sci-fi nuts get excited!!!



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by earthalien50
I think that they will announce that the carbon-12 to carbon-13 isotopic ratio in discovered methane suggests life. Carbon-12 means life. If this type of methane is in the air, there could be organisms alive on Mars today!

If this is true, then there are consequences that most do not realize. It will change society a little or a lot. I am curious to see how religions will react? Will the pope make an announcement? Will we all change our way of thinking about the universe?


At least then we can have a serious global chat about maybe moving on out...
If life is found, then undeniably we, life on earth, is not unique..
This also means we can quickly become extinct (due to no deity coming to save the day)..
And that might set forth a sudden desire to not have all our eggs in one basket.

Your right...even evidence of a former microbial life will (or should) change our entire view and get us set on some priorities given the new natural view of the universe.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:42 PM
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NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet.

phys.org...



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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Originally posted by jonnywhite
EDIT: After reading more I see that the news is specifically linked to a soil test


Thanks. I missed that soil test as opposed to air in the article.

Heating the soil can produce methane gas if there are/were organisms present. I am sticking with my original prediction with an addendum: If methane is not in the air but in the soil then it could indicate past life. No methane in the air could mean that there is no activity until summer or no current life at Gale Crater.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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I'm not saying it's aliens....but it's aliens.
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posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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WASHINGTON — NASA downplayed Wednesday talk of a major discovery by its Martian rover after remarks by the mission chief raised hopes it may have unearthed evidence life once existed on the Red Planet.


A spokesman for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managing the project, appeared to pour cold water Wednesday on the hopes of space enthusiasts looking forward to an earth-shattering discovery.

Life on Mars? Maybe not. NASA rows back on findings

Now, who said anything about finding life on Mars?
What a lame agency



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by DJW001
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DONT FORGET .. that if they have found life on mars ... they don't deserve the PRIME credit as it was found on mars decades ago during the Viking expedition!


Don't forget, the Viking data was inconclusive. The SAM has detected organic molecules. This suggests that the ingredients for life are present on Mars. Unfortunately, organic molecules are also present in comets and carbonaceous chondrite meteorites, so it doesn't really prove anything, one way or the other.


Perhaps it points to life being abundant throughout the universe and we are not so unique afterall.



posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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The end result will always be .... Oh sorry guys one of our science guys forgot to put on his glasses!





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