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Irishman
2001-Nov-28, 02:12 PM
Hey everyone, PROOF of water on Mars. Not only that, but life. Just look.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap011127.html

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0111/marslayers_mgs.jpg

I mean, you can see the water, even see the waves. But what's most telling - you can see boats! Look, they even leave wakes as they swirl around.

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GrapesOfWrath
2001-Nov-28, 02:23 PM
If that's water how come it ain't green?

Kaptain K
2001-Nov-28, 02:45 PM
Or blue, even. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Nov-28, 02:51 PM
Silly, Mars doesn't have a blue atmosphere for it to reflect.

Kaptain K
2001-Nov-28, 03:02 PM
Silly. It doesn't have a green atmosphere, either. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Nov-28, 03:05 PM
Are you saying it has a black atmosphere?

Kaptain K
2001-Nov-28, 03:09 PM
Only at night.

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Nov-28, 03:12 PM
Ah. Irishman's picture was taken with a flash.

ToSeek
2001-Nov-28, 03:24 PM
On 2001-11-28 10:12, GrapesOfWrath wrote:
Ah. Irishman's picture was taken with a flash.


That's one heck of a flashbulb.

GrapesOfWrath
2001-Nov-28, 03:37 PM
Do you see the promontory just below center, kind of an appendage? Blow it up ('bout a hundred times) and you can see it's laid out in regular city blocks. I think Keith is right.

Kaptain K
2001-Nov-28, 03:39 PM
Shades of "he who shall not be named". /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif

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TANSTAAFL!

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ToSeek
2001-Nov-28, 05:40 PM
On 2001-11-28 10:39, Kaptain K wrote:
Shades of "he who shall not be named". /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif


Don't laugh. On the Enterprise Mission message board, there are serious discussions going on along these exact lines.

DStahl
2001-Nov-28, 08:10 PM
Boy I'd love to explore this area on foot (er, wearing proper life-support, of course!)

How is Richard Hoagland's version of science like 8 oz of flat beer? You get the beer from the mouth of a stale half-bottle, and Hoagland's science comes from the mouth of a stale halfwit.

Boy, if that ain't an ad hominem nothing is. But maybe it takes people way out in left field to balance the rigidly conservative investigators? Sorry for the rambling post--taking cold meds and a little dopey.

ToSeek
2001-Nov-28, 10:48 PM
On 2001-11-28 15:10, DStahl wrote:
Boy I'd love to explore this area on foot (er, wearing proper life-support, of course!)



Somewhere there's a map of the best route for climbing the "Face on Mars."

Chip
2001-Nov-28, 11:23 PM
On 2001-11-28 09:12, Irishman wrote:
Hey everyone, PROOF of water on Mars. Not only that, but life. Just look.
I mean, you can see the water, even see the waves. But what's most telling - you can see boats! Look, they even leave wakes as they swirl around.
/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif


I got the meaning of the "wink" at the end of your message. It does look very wet doesn't it? But it's dark sand. Still, it would be fun to see up close.

If someone follows the link you provided they'll see it's from the APOD website(Astronomy Picture of the Day.) The caption from APOD reads: "The "water" that appears near the bottom is actually dark colored sand." Cool pic! (Literally.) Thanks for posting!

P.S.
Someone likes acronyms: Here's a few more!
TANSTAAFL? LOL? BVD BLVD PDQ LSMFT TRANSYVANIA SPEGHETTI FONEBONE DUH WEEEE! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

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