Originally posted by Destinyone
Originally posted by flexy123
Mars soil seems to be the perfect soil to grow plants,
The powder from the drilling turned out to have a wealth of chemicals in it, including sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon. These are ingredients for life, scientists said.
Probably better than the # I am using here in Spain trying to grow my peppers
Too bad they didn't send a liter of water to Mars as part of the scientific experiments. Dump it on the soil, come back a week later for further analysis. Just to see if the initial analysis had changed.
Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown
WOW could you believe that, rover found minerals that NASA knew were there.
C'mon NASA, we want meat, in large ammounts!!!
Originally posted by Robonakka
Of course Mars had microbes. It still does. The Earth sprays them out like a lawn sprinkler. Bacteria and virii fling off the planet constantly and has since life first arose here. Our gravity is not enough to keep them here. Every moon and planet with the exceptions of Venus and Mercury have been contaminated. There are microbial spores on Pluto. From Earth. They get pushed along by the solar wind. And every place it is even remotely possible for them to live has them living there.
I would not be surprised to learn the local stellar systems have been contaminated too. Earth has been spewing microbes for 3 billion years. That is a long time for them to spread.
It is even possible that Earth's life was spread here by another passing planet billions of years ago. Space travel is no problem when you can go dormant for tens of thousands of years like bacteria can.
This is no surprise at all.
"The range of chemical ingredients we have identified in the sample is impressive, and it suggests pairings such as sulfates and sulfides that indicate a possible chemical energy source for micro-organisms," Paul Mahaffy, SAM principal investigator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., said in a statement.
The fine-grained John Klein rock also contains clay minerals, suggesting a long-ago aqueous environment — perhaps a lake — that was neutral and not too salty, researchers said.
We have found a habitable environment that is so benign and supportive of life that probably — if this water was around and you had been on the planet, you would have been able to drink it, said Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, of Caltech in Pasadena.
Originally posted by Arken
Originally posted by 123143
reply to post by Dawnbreaker
That's ridiculous. It's an arid rock. It's never going to be anything BUT an arid rock.
Thank you very much for this precious truth......
Use your eyes. Only a fool would think there is any hope of a future there and any past is irrelevant.