posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 07:24 AM
Originally posted by Xeno23
reply to post by jeep3r
Wow, This is very interesting finding! Good eye. earth. I'm pretty sure that mars was once inhabitable and could support carbon based lifeforms
at one point. The problem with mars is that its atmosphere is filled with greenhouse gasses. such as Carbon Dioxide which as you know is the
by-product of many things such as cars, hairspray, burning coal, etc. Maybe when/if it was inhabited the possible sentient beings, they destroyed mars
much as we have destroyed.
Seriously? Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Sure, it's created by some industrial processes as a by product, but guess what? It's REQUIRED FOR
LIFE TO EXIST. And if there was too much carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, more plants would grow and flourish, and turn it into oxygen. Notice how
plants are greener along highways.
You know what else carbon dioxide is? A heavier than air gas. I used about 10 pounds of frozen carbon dioxide for an automotive project over the
weekend. It sublimated, filled up the foot wells of my jeep as a fog, fell out the drain holes, and ran along the ground as a fog....
If the dynamo of mars shut down and let the atmosphere blow away, the heavier elements would stay around longer. Also, if plants died before animals
did, the animals would use up all the oxygen leaving carbon dioxide instead....