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This week, NASA scientists announced that they had found chemical evidence of liquid water on the surface of Mars. While they make a compelling case, the existence of seasonal rivers of briney water will never be 100 percent confirmed until we can see it and touch it and analyse it, and if it’s not actual humans on Mars doing that, we’ll have to study it vicariously through our far-flung robots.
Except we can’t. Not as long as those far-flung robots originated on Earth, anyway. Right now, NASA’s Curiosity rover is about 50 kilometres from the site that scientists suspect holds liquid Martian water, but thanks to an international treaty signed in 1967, it’s not allowed to go anywhere near it.
This is because to get where it is on the surface of Mars, Curiosity had to travel 225 million kilometres from Earth through space, and along the way it could have picked up dirt and dust and all kinds of mysterious microbes that make it far from sterile. As Marcus Strom points out at The Sydney Morning Herald, "That's a long way to go without having the right sort of shower."
Here’s why NASA’s Mars rovers are banned from investigating that liquid water
stipulations of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, which forbids "anyone from sending a mission, robot or human, close to a water source in the fear of contaminating it with life from Earth
originally posted by: neo96
Rush DOES have a point.
If there is flowing water on mars the global warming crowd Has to rethink their so called 'science'.
TOTALLY different environmental factors exist on Mars compared to Earth.
Back to Rush bashing because the guy does HAVE a point.
If they say they found flowing water, next they're going to find a graveyard.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: neo96
Um.. that's the NSA, not NASA. Different agencies ya know?
Good Will hunting and True Grit had political overtones?
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: MrSpad
Pretty easy to do.
How the hell can Mars have 'flowing water' no atmosphere. No industrialization. No fossile fuels emitting 'co2', and all the other rubbish.
Climate change 'scientists' are saying is causing the Earth to warm up.
Global warming does create warmer temperatures, that turn ice in to wait for it ?
The two can be compared rather easily.
Because planetary 'mechanics' don't change from one place to the other.
somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda. I don't know what it is
So apparently Damon 'doesn't do politics.
So what if he does do politics? Politically motivated movies are not a crime - unless you have some free speech restrictions you'd like to lay out on your table for us