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Originally posted by Anundeniabletruth
I hope for something interesting and exciting but it's Mercury so...
How funny would it be if they found life on the hottest planet in our solar system before finding it anywhere else. Maybe it's home to lava people or something?
Originally posted by beezzer
I propose a manned mission with a payload of 200 metric tonnes of scotch!
Here's to you, Mercury!
Originally posted by scobro
They are claiming there is water ice on Mercury!
Stored in permanently shadowed craters!
Apparently around 1 trillion metric tons of ice!edit on 29-11-2012 by scobro because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Lone12
well timed Ritual - again.
'mercury ' is " thoth " aka metatron aka Quatzlcoatl aka buddha
Two months ago, it was the marsrover hoax - ' mars ' is the sumerian Annunaki chief deity Nergal.
These Rituals are timed and planned in order for the masses to invoke.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
Originally posted by spiderbadarse
WATER!?!?! Who would think there would be more water out there. Not tryign to be rude, but considering how much water we have on earth, I don't see it as shocking.
The story here isn't that they found water elsewhere. Science already knows there is a lot of water elsewhere in the solar system -- the ice caps/clouds/sub-surface of Mars, the clouds of Venus, Europa, Callisto, Ganymede, Enceladus, Titan [probably], Jupiter's atmosphere, Saturn's atmosphere, Uranus's atmosphere, Neptune, comets, dwarf planets, asteroids, etc.
The solar system has LOTS of water.
The surprise here is that water ice exists on Mercury, considering how close it is to the sun, and how hot it can get. This water only exists because it is in areas of the planet that are in permanent shadows (thus stay cold). If it wasn't for these permanently shadowed areas, there would probably be no water on the surface of Mercury.
edit on 11/29/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)
According to Paige, the dark material is likely a mix of complex organic compounds delivered to Mercury by the impacts of comets and volatile-rich asteroids...
...This dark insulating material is a new wrinkle to the story, says Sean Solomon of the Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, principal investigator of the MESSENGER mission...
..."But the new observations have also raised new questions," adds Solomon. "Do the dark materials in the polar deposits consist mostly of organic compounds? What kind of chemical reactions has that material experienced? Are there any regions on or within Mercury that might have both liquid water and organic compounds? ..."