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#4399529 - 01/12/18 02:49 PM Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it  
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Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars


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

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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.


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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.


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#4399540 - 01/12/18 03:38 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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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

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#4399550 - 01/12/18 04:27 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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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


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#4399555 - 01/12/18 04:41 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4399569 - 01/12/18 05:20 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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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]  
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That's a tremendous discovery that obviously Panzer doesn't appreciate.


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#4399572 - 01/12/18 05:28 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: Haggart]  
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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.


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#4399574 - 01/12/18 05:34 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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now that we found water we can proceed with progress


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#4399580 - 01/12/18 05:44 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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If I go to Mars I'd start a whorehouse. Business would be booming!!


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#4399649 - 01/12/18 09:41 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: Chucky]  
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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]  
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#4399702 - 01/13/18 04:08 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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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.

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#4399721 - 01/13/18 10:37 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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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.


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#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]  
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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.



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


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#4399746 - 01/13/18 03:39 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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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]  
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Colonization and terraforming are two different things, I believe the former is possible, maybe even probable, but the latter is highly unlikely.


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#4399750 - 01/13/18 04:53 PM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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If there is lots of water then colonization or at least a presence above or below ground is a possibility


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#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]  
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Originally Posted by VF9_Longbow
Hydrogen of course has its uses as well.

Well it combines readily with oxygen...


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#4399859 - 01/14/18 08:51 AM Re: Apparently NASA has Really Found Water on Mars this Time, and LOTS of it [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I still say until you prove the "colonization" concept in Antarctica it's a complete dream.

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