More space news

Posted by: yoyo52

More space news - 12/05/06 02:08 PM

[color:blue]The U.S. space agency has announced a news conference tomorrow morning to present new "science results" from the Mars Global Surveyor, whose long-extended mission ended abruptly this month after the apparent failure of a solar panel and the resulting loss of power.<br><br>Whatever is it, they're touting it as a "Significant Find." Now, what exactly can one find, that is significant, on a desert planet? My money is that the surveyor shot an indistinct image of a dusty ruin, pointing skyward, the last gasp of a preindustrial civilization. Either that or Jimmy Hoffa.</font color=blue><br><br>And here's the linky.<br><br>____________________________________________________<br>Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,<br>But to be young was very heaven!<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 12/05/06 05:15 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Posted by: Michael

Re: More space news - 12/05/06 03:47 PM

Lots of interesting things.<br><br>
Posted by: Lea

Re: More space news - 12/05/06 03:55 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Now, what exactly can one find, that is significant, on a desert planet?<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Vast, untapped oil reserves?<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue] Talk about things and nobody cares . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: Celandine

Re: More space news - 12/05/06 04:49 PM

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Posted by: Celandine

Re: More space news - 12/05/06 05:03 PM

<br><br><br>...and Haliburten holds the No-Bid Contract to <br>build the pipeline between Mars & Crawford. <br><br><br>Oil is an organic substance. There would have <br>to have been a significant amount of life on Mars <br>to have decomposed into "vast" quantities of oil.<br><br>That doesn't mean there aren't other minerals.<br>...but the discovery of surface water or even <br>subterranean water would be one hellova find. <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Topper

And the answer is...Water - 12/06/06 10:26 AM

A provocative new study of photographs taken from orbit suggests that liquid water flowed on the surface of Mars as recently as several years ago, raising the possibility that the Red Planet could harbor an environment favorable to life.<br><br>