View Full Version : Opportunity Discovers Most Powerful Evidence Yet for Martian Liquid Water

2011-Dec-11, 01:00 AM
NASA’s long lived Opportunity rover has discovered the most scientifically compelling evidence yet for the flow of liquid water on ancient Mars. The startling revelation comes in the form of a bright vein of the mineral gypsum located at the foothills of an enormous crater named Endeavour, where the intrepid robot is currently traversing. See [...]

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Jeff Root
2011-Dec-11, 04:47 AM
“The ‘Homestake’ vein is about 1 centimeter wide
and 40 to 50 centimeters long,” Squyres elaborated.
“It’s about the width of a human thumb.”
A newborn baby human's thumb. Did he mean to
say *two* centimeters?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

2011-Dec-14, 12:20 AM
“Cape York” the names NASA is giving to locations on Mars. What’s next the Bronx? Don’t go down that way some bad *** aliens live down there.:D

When will NASA get the bottle, nerve to go to Mars do some serious excavation I mean how many $billions have already been spent on going to Mars since the first orbital probes? Its got to be more than the Apollo missions.

The pictures are still amazing and to think we have the mind to make these things and send to place that is only within a small reach from touching the surface.

So, what is it now, 40 years of probes and no nerves of steel to go there yet? Seems like a waste of money in the view of some people.