Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#4399529 - 01/12/18 02:49 PM Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it  
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,146
F4UDash4 Online cool
Hotshot
F4UDash4  Online Cool
Hotshot

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,146
SC
Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars


The edges of Martian "glaciers" sticking out from under the soil at the edge of cliffs:

[Linked Image]

Quote
At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s geologic history, and it may shape how future humans on Mars get their water.

"This is a new window into ground ice on Mars," says Colin Dundas, the U.S. Geological Survey geologist who co-discovered the ice layers.


Quote

And in late 2016, scientists using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found a buried ice sheet at Mars’s mid-latitudes that holds about as much water as Lake Superior. But until Dundas’s study, published today in Science, scientists struggled to understand the extent and accessibility of Mars’s subsurface ice layers.

The eight sites featured in the new study include steep banks where, much like cutting into a cake, erosion has exposed layers of rock and ice that MRO could see from overhead. The bands of ice first appear between three and six feet underground, supporting the notion that Mars’s mid-latitudes periodically saw large snowfalls millions of years ago, when Mars was tilted on its axis at a steeper angle than it is today, says Dundas.


“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#4399540 - 01/12/18 03:38 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 104,858
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 104,858
Miami, FL USA
Ok so water is found on Mars.


Call me when NASA finds either a Shadow ship or a large settlement there with tri-breasted strippers. biggrin

Last edited by PanzerMeyer; 01/12/18 03:39 PM.

Mandata tua!
#4399550 - 01/12/18 04:27 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,666
Arthonon Offline
Hotshot
Arthonon  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,666
California
That's pretty interesting news! if it works out, colonizing it could be much, much easier. THEN you could have Shadow ships and/or tri-breasted strippers... smile


Ken Cartwright

No single drop of rain feels it is responsible for the flood.

http://www.techflyer.net

#4399555 - 01/12/18 04:41 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,216
Chucky Offline
Hotshot
Chucky  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9,216
UK
I never understood the 3 breasted mutant. I always found 2 to be more than enough.


"Facts don't care about your feelings"

#4399569 - 01/12/18 05:20 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,176
adlabs6 Online smile
Veteran
Happy Birthday adlabs6  Online Smile
Veteran

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 19,176
Tracy Island
That's great, nice imaging.

#4399570 - 01/12/18 05:25 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,147
Haggart Online piggy
I Fought Diablo
Haggart  Online Piggy
I Fought Diablo
Veteran

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,147
The Lone Star State
That's a tremendous discovery that obviously Panzer doesn't appreciate.


"everything lives by a law, a central balance sustains all"
#4399572 - 01/12/18 05:28 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: Haggart]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 104,858
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 104,858
Miami, FL USA
Originally Posted by Haggart
That's a tremendous discovery that obviously Panzer doesn't appreciate.



I'll appreciate it once Elon Musk has a colony on Mars. For now, this is just another NASA blurb that will be forgotten about by next week.


Mandata tua!
#4399574 - 01/12/18 05:34 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,147
Haggart Online piggy
I Fought Diablo
Haggart  Online Piggy
I Fought Diablo
Veteran

Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 15,147
The Lone Star State
[Linked Image]

now that we found water we can proceed with progress


"everything lives by a law, a central balance sustains all"
#4399580 - 01/12/18 05:44 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 104,858
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 104,858
Miami, FL USA
If I go to Mars I'd start a whorehouse. Business would be booming!!


Mandata tua!
#4399649 - 01/12/18 09:41 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: Chucky]  
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 7,967
Blade_RJ Online cool
Simhq Weather man, dropping rain in your parade
Blade_RJ  Online Cool
Simhq Weather man, dropping rain in your parade
Hotshot

Joined: May 2005
Posts: 7,967
brasil
Originally Posted by Chucky
I never understood the 3 breasted mutant. I always found 2 to be more than enough.

squeeze two suck the middle,personally i'm more fond of the female alien with butt in the front, and tits at her back,great dancing partner.

#4399657 - 01/12/18 10:10 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,912
Vitesse Offline
Member
Vitesse  Offline
Member

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,912
Devon UK
I think some of you may have forgotten Eccentrica Gallumbits. Eroticon 6 is a long way from home, after all.

#4399702 - 01/13/18 04:08 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,183
VF9_Longbow Online content
Hotshot
VF9_Longbow  Online Content
Hotshot

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,183
Tokyo, Japan
With all that water we can split it into oxygen and hydrogen. Build a small nuclear reactor (i.e. ship/submarine type), build up a bubble around it, build another bubble some distance away and pump all the oxygen through both domes. Hydrogen of course has its uses as well.

Wonder what the average soil composition is on Mars. But I imagine that with something like permaculture techniques, the martial soil could be reclaimed and converted into usable soil for growing plants to further increase oxygen levels and then we could deal with thickening up the atmosphere.

#4399718 - 01/13/18 09:26 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 6,213
Mad Max Offline
survivor
Mad Max  Offline
survivor
Hotshot

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 6,213
NSW, Australia
Longbow, +1


"We do not fear Death. Where death is, we are not, and where we are, Death is not."
#4399721 - 01/13/18 10:37 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,045
Mark Aisthorpe Offline
Crazy Courier
Mark Aisthorpe  Offline
Crazy Courier
Senior Member

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 3,045
London UK
But doesn't Mars have a weak Magnetosphere ?
Unless we can kickstart that any new atmosphere will just get stripped off by the sun again.


Asus Strix Z270H
i7-7700K
16Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000MHz
MSI GTX 1070 GamingX
Corsair H100i V2 Cooler
Corsair RM850X PSU
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv case
Asus VE276Q 27" Monitor 1920x1080
Win 10
#4399739 - 01/13/18 02:01 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: Mark Aisthorpe]  
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,146
F4UDash4 Online cool
Hotshot
F4UDash4  Online Cool
Hotshot

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,146
SC
Originally Posted by Mark Aisthorpe
But doesn't Mars have a weak Magnetosphere ?
Unless we can kickstart that any new atmosphere will just get stripped off by the sun again.



+1


That's the one big flaw I see in talk of terraforming Mars.


“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4399746 - 01/13/18 03:39 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,842
Ssnake Offline
Virtual Shiva Beast
Ssnake  Offline
Virtual Shiva Beast
Hotshot

Joined: Dec 1999
Posts: 6,842
Germoney
Plus the apparent toxicity of the soil, and the general radiation level.
NASA has become pretty silent about "Mars colonization" over the past 20 years.

#4399749 - 01/13/18 04:32 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,146
F4UDash4 Online cool
Hotshot
F4UDash4  Online Cool
Hotshot

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 5,146
SC
Colonization and terraforming are two different things, I believe the former is possible, maybe even probable, but the latter is highly unlikely.


“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4399750 - 01/13/18 04:53 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 11,816
No105_Archie Offline
No105_Archie  Offline

Veteran

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 11,816
N. Atlantic east of Canada
If there is lots of water then colonization or at least a presence above or below ground is a possibility


Archie Smythe

carpe diem
#4399813 - 01/13/18 09:40 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: VF9_Longbow]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 4,092
Alicatt Offline
Senior Member
Alicatt  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 4,092
Limburg
Originally Posted by VF9_Longbow
Hydrogen of course has its uses as well.

Well it combines readily with oxygen...


Chlanna nan con thigibh a so's gheibh sibh feoil
Sons of the hound come here and get flesh
Clan Cameron
#4399859 - 01/14/18 08:51 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 542
Zamzow Offline
Member
Zamzow  Offline
Member

Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 542
I still say until you prove the "colonization" concept in Antarctica it's a complete dream.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Murphy, RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Question about the Cockney accent
by PanzerMeyer. 01/22/18 03:31 PM
You Can Always Go Around!
by Airdrop01. 01/22/18 12:11 AM
Usefullness of kitchen gadgets
by Dunolde. 01/21/18 06:15 PM
The Farthest: Voyager in Space
by Haggart. 01/20/18 08:51 PM
Hope You Got Your Flu Shots
by Haggart. 01/20/18 06:32 PM
Turbo Tax
by Haggart. 01/20/18 12:50 AM
Need recommendation for simple inkjet printer
by malibu43. 01/19/18 06:01 PM
Bullitt Mustang
by KraziKanuK. 01/18/18 05:59 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0