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ron ll
09-26-2015, 09:51 PM
NASA will announce a "major science finding" about Mars on Monday. What's your best guess?

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/26/us/mars-discovery-nasa-irpt/

S.V. Airlie
09-26-2015, 09:52 PM
Water! Little green men? Microbes?

skuthorp
09-26-2015, 09:53 PM
Where the water went, and who the US government has sold the Mars water rights too.

TerryLL
09-26-2015, 11:02 PM
What's your best guess?

That men are actually not from Mars. In later years it will be determined that women are actually not from Venus. Hopefully, by that time, John Gray will have reconsidered his allegations.

StevenBauer
09-26-2015, 11:39 PM
Maybe they've found all the ammo the government has been hoarding.


Steven

seanz
09-27-2015, 12:57 AM
Oil! Black Gold! Texas Tea! Martian Martini!

BrianW
09-27-2015, 01:39 AM
Maybe they've found all the ammo the government has been hoarding.


Steven

Ha! Jeez Steve, that was out of the blue. :D

jack grebe
09-27-2015, 01:46 AM
That Mars has a solid gold core, and the Donald is proclaiming
himself the new Martian emperor????????

AndyG
09-27-2015, 03:22 AM
Transient flowing brines on the surface.

Andy

skuthorp
09-27-2015, 04:26 AM
WMD's?

seanz
09-27-2015, 06:20 AM
Transient flowing brines on the surface.

Andy


Not just life, anchovies?

KMacDonald
09-27-2015, 06:42 AM
Jamies roots?

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2015, 08:47 AM
KMAC's brain

Curtism
09-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Little green men? http://forum.woodenboat.com/image.php?u=13876&dateline=1353508975&type=thumb

KMacDonald
09-27-2015, 09:13 AM
EThttp://forum.woodenboat.com/image.php?u=13783&dateline=1206847878

Paul Pless
09-27-2015, 09:18 AM
bacteria

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2015, 09:25 AM
EThttp://forum.woodenboat.com/image.php?u=13783&dateline=1206847878Didn't see the movie did ya? You would have noticed I wasn't in it.

BrianY
09-27-2015, 11:25 AM
Jimmy Hoffa's body

Jim Mahan
09-27-2015, 02:11 PM
Carbon in a form suitble for the emergence of amino acids. Which might or might not have come from deep space on a comet or asteroid. Same as on Earth, maybe.

Hoffa was fish food the day he disappeared. Looking in the most unlikely spots, under home plate in Yankee stadium, because the folks who offed him are geniuses who always get the best of those investigators who would like to find the body, is dumb.

S.V. Airlie
09-27-2015, 02:17 PM
Also, carbon is easier to bond with other elements important for life. That's why the term "organic" plays a big role.

Old Dryfoot
09-28-2015, 01:16 AM
Flowing liquid water.

BrianW
09-28-2015, 01:39 AM
Matt Damon

skuthorp
09-28-2015, 02:36 AM
Good old Edgar was right after all……..
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/Princess_of_Mars_large.jpg/220px-Princess_of_Mars_large.jpg

Chippie
09-28-2015, 03:46 AM
Sepp Blatter's marbles.

TomZ
09-28-2015, 06:40 AM
Alice Kramden

ron ll
09-28-2015, 07:43 AM
Alice Kramden

Wasn't that the moon?

TomZ
09-28-2015, 07:56 AM
Wasn't that the moon?

Ralph enjoyed a good game of pool, the moon was just a bumper.

TomF
09-28-2015, 08:55 AM
bacteriaThat would be cool, but I think probably not yet.

Transient liquid water (on or under the surface), in which there are some carbon compound traces.

John of Phoenix
09-28-2015, 09:06 AM
A battered copy of

http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjEwOTk4NjU2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDA3NzI3._V1_S X214_AL_.jpg

TomZ
09-28-2015, 09:31 AM
Methane

Gerarddm
09-28-2015, 09:53 AM
^ this.

TomF
09-28-2015, 10:04 AM
Liquid salty water on the surface. (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mars-nasa-science-finding-1.3246527)
Water – a key necessity for life as we know it – still flows sometimes on the surface of Mars, a new study suggests.
Strong evidence for seasonal flows of liquid salty water have been detected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, report scientists in a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience.



Summary of the paper (http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/ngeo2546)


That could theoretically provide the conditions necessary for microbes to exist on the surface of Mars.
NASA will provide more information at a news conference that will be streamed live on CBC News starting at 11:30 a.m. ET.

S.V. Airlie
09-28-2015, 10:06 AM
Well, my post #2 is the winner without the salt!:)

KMacDonald
09-28-2015, 10:47 AM
Well, my post #2 is the winner without the salt!:)

How could you miss? You guessed everything but the kitchen sink.

S.V. Airlie
09-28-2015, 10:53 AM
No, I didn't KMAC. Your reading comprehension is lacking. I outright said water with an exclamation point. The rest were questions!

KMacDonald
09-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Splitting hairs again?

S.V. Airlie
09-28-2015, 10:56 AM
No, fact! Hard to split hairs with the facts given.

CWSmith
09-28-2015, 11:19 AM
Liquid water still flows on Mars! Now that was unexpected.

AndyG
09-28-2015, 02:12 PM
Transient flowing brines on the surface.

I think the prize is all mine. What do I get/where do I collect it?

Andy

S.V. Airlie
09-28-2015, 02:14 PM
I think the prize is all mine. What do I get/where do I collect it?

AndyFree membership to the forum.:)

AndyG
09-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Excellent. I shall use it with care! ;-)

Andy

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-28-2015, 03:24 PM
I think the prize is all mine. What do I get/where do I collect it?

Andy

Mt. Olympus
https://penningtonplanetarium.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/02_olympus.jpg

Shang
09-28-2015, 06:51 PM
"...That could theoretically provide the conditions necessary for microbes to exist on the surface of Mars..."

Hard to believe that for all these years microbes have been space-shipping down here and probing people up the wazoo. Hard to believe...

Jim Mahan
09-28-2015, 07:04 PM
Very tiny space ships.

Ted Hoppe
09-28-2015, 07:21 PM
hillary's lost emails?

Paul Pless
09-28-2015, 08:04 PM
Very tiny space ships.

:D


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL2FbGH2DDs

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-28-2015, 08:32 PM
Hard to believe that for all these years microbes have been space-shipping down here and probing people up the wazoo. Hard to believe...


Mars is the god of war. Maybe they crawled up Dick Cheneys butt hole.

bobbys
09-28-2015, 08:49 PM
Russians already been there, done that.

skuthorp
09-28-2015, 09:00 PM
So, how soon before we send a Mars lander boat?

JimD
09-28-2015, 09:06 PM
Republican candidates have unanimously agreed to build a fence between Earth and Mars, just in case.

skuthorp
09-28-2015, 09:11 PM
Is there oil?:d

Old Dryfoot
09-28-2015, 10:59 PM
Is there oil?:d

That would pretty much guarantee humans on Mars at some point.

skuthorp
09-28-2015, 11:04 PM
:D:ycool:Would the Vogons object to a hyperspace pipeline on environmental grounds?

Jimmy W
09-29-2015, 12:33 AM
This discovery represents a complete failure of our educational system.;)

Gerarddm
09-29-2015, 12:33 AM
Well, way cool news. There bloody well could be microbial or bacterial life in those brines. Hell, tartagrades on Earth survive in conditions almost as harsh as Mars, and they are way more complex by comparison.

Jeeez, let's get somebody up there to analyze some samples, stat. Before I die, please.

Chippie
09-29-2015, 04:35 AM
Transient flowing brines on the surface.

Andy

Spot on Andy.