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Old 01-24-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up *mars express*

the european mars probe "mars express" discovered water on mars. it's found in the ground and in the "air" using a special stereo camera engineered in germany..

http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/index.html

most theories about "life" are saying that water is the most important thing needed for life to evolve.

so what do you think.. is or was there life, in any form existing on mars?

some theories say that it's even possible that life was on mars first and "infected" the earth as a result of one big meteorite impact?

or was it the earth "infecting" mars, IF there was that meteorite hitting the earth and killing the dinos..?

it is also possible that life on mars/earth evolved complete seperatly, that could be some sort of proof that "life" is possible as long as there are appropriate conditions..

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water on mars also means that if there is enough of it, we ever go to mars, we wont need to take it with us (except for the flight) ..

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Old 01-24-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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If there is, and there is also on Europa, then I'd say the system got seeded.


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Old 01-24-2004, 12:17 PM   #3
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There probably was some kind of life as we know it on Mars, probably at the microbial level. As for Europa, it hard to believe that there can't be any sign of life. Fish swim in the waters of the Arctic, why can't they be in Europa, as long as the water there has plenty of oxygen and light to support life, I don't see why not.


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Old 01-24-2004, 06:51 PM   #4
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I wouldn't at all be surprised, but I'd bet on it being nothing more than bacteria or somesuch organisms (that like as not had ancestors from Earth space debris...)


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Old 01-25-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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How can something be discovered that we knew was there for 40+ years?

Silly Europe. Glorious America located water ice on Mars decades ago. Mars Express didn't even find water ice in a new place. NASA's Mars Odyssey found water ice on the south pole two years ago.


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Old 01-25-2004, 08:19 PM   #6
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I think there has to be some kind of "life" there. Only thing is, we may not recognize it as life when it is discovered.

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Mars has no life.

Europa, Ganymede, and Titan is where to be looking. Europa and Titan could have higher lifeforms than measly bacterialogical crap.


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Old 01-26-2004, 06:48 AM   #8
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Wouldn't everyone just **** if they saw an alien peak into the camera of the mars rover??

I can't wait for that to happen.


And don't spoil it for me - I know its VERY unlikeyl - but it be really great!


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Old 01-26-2004, 07:04 AM   #9
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Mars has no life.

Europa, Ganymede, and Titan is where to be looking. Europa and Titan could have higher lifeforms than measly bacterialogical crap.
i think it would be already great to find only bacteriological crap which is not from earth. everything more of course would be great. and err.. this bacteriological crap as you name it.. is one of the oldest forms of life we know, basically we came from it and also bacterias are "powerful" enough to kill us all, not to mention that they can survive where nothing else lives.

and yes europa, ganymede and titan would be great or even better sites to search for life, but see it this way.. we (mankind) FIRST needed to be able to send our probes save to mars (including a save landing ) before we attempt to LAND anywhere else far "behind" mars. now we had enough succeeded missions to go this one step further. preparation for such a mission has already started..


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Old 01-26-2004, 04:06 PM   #10
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and yes europa, ganymede and titan would be great or even better sites to search for life, but see it this way.. we (mankind) FIRST needed to be able to send our probes save to mars (including a save landing ) before we attempt to LAND anywhere else far "behind" mars. now we had enough succeeded missions to go this one step further. preparation for such a mission has already started..
We can send probes to Mars safely. We've already gone over that hurdle. NASA has only lost one lander (Mars Polar Lander) and that might have been only because its anntenna failed to deploy. Five for six* is a pretty good record, all things considered.

Besides, we already have a lander on the way to Titan. It'll be there in about ten months.

* Viking I, Viking II, Pathfinder, (Mars Polar Lander), MER-Spirit, and MER-Opportunity


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Old 01-26-2004, 06:27 PM   #11
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We can send probes to Mars safely. We've already gone over that hurdle. NASA has only lost one lander (Mars Polar Lander) and that might have been only because its anntenna failed to deploy. Five for six* is a pretty good record, all things considered.
that's what i've said. enough succeeded missions to go farther.
but still enough missions to mars to go i think.

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Besides, we already have a lander on the way to Titan. It'll be there in about ten months.
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