posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 11:42 PM
Bear with me for my first thread. Myself and my mate were discussing the Curiosity project on Mars, and how its dircetive and strategice mission
planning should change.
The Fukishima situation is deteriorating rapidly(confirmed by a Japanese co-worker here in Perth Australia, with family on the ground there). It is
apparent that toxic radioctive material is inexorably moving into the worlds oceans and dispersed. There have been several threads already on the
subject, and I havent yet learned how to link other threads on ATS to my own subject but here are a few links I have been looking at that show the
devestation and escalating disaster occurring.
This ties in with the curiosity rover as following. I believe that the rover should discontinue its geology, atmospheric and geographical roles and
soley focus on the search for microbial life. I have read several articles on the heightened levels of dangerous radiation on the surface of Mars and
the formidable conditions there. I realise that the radiation from Fukishima and the suns radiation would be quiet different chemically but the idea
is the same. (See below for rough guide of conditions on Mars)
If the Curiosity rover, could identify microbial life(which many suspect exists there), is it not wholly possible that our scientists could identify
what it is within these martian lifeforms, what makes them so robust and immune to radition? The reason I suggest this is that we are going to have to
explore ways to synthesize some sort of defence against the poison of Fukishima that is already pervading our planet.
Is it completely beyond the realms of possibility that a martian life form could provide answers in the short to medium term for this?
I know this is a bit "what if" and dreamy, but i know the calibre and education of the members of ATS and I look forward to hearing any pros and cons
on the subject, either it could be viable or complete rubbish!
Over and out,
edit on 10-4-2013 by Warchief666 because: (no reason given)