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  • A global flood on Mars - but not on Earth?

    08/01/2017 9:08:32 AM PDT · by fishtank · 36 replies
    How a watery catastrophe shaped a planet Most scientists reject the idea of a global flood on Earth yet say they are certain there was a watery cataclysm on Mars so enormous that it carved a 3,500 km long channel that is about 400 km wide and up to 2.5 km deep. Kasei Valles, seen in MOLA elevation data. Flow was from bottom left to right. North is up. Image is approximately 1,600 km across, showing the enormous size of this channel, which is 3,500 km long, greater than 400 km wide, and exceeds a depth of 2.5 km Spectacular...
  • No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization

    07/19/2017 7:32:07 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    In case you were wondering, there's no evidence that Mars hosted an alien civilization thousands of years ago. Nonetheless, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., asked a panel of planetary scientists to speculate about this possibility today (July 18), during a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology's Space Subcommittee.
  • VP Pence Vows Return to the Moon, Boots on Mars during KSC Visit

    07/09/2017 4:30:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    “Let us do what our nation has always done since its very founding and beyond: We’ve pushed the boundaries on frontiers, not just of territory, but of knowledge. We’ve blazed new trails, and we’ve astonished the world as we’ve boldly grasped our future without fear.” “From this ‘Bridge to Space,’ our nation will return to the moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars.” Pence declared. Lined up behind Pence on the podium was the Orion spacecraft flown on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in 2014 flanked by a flown SpaceX cargo Dragon and a mockup of...
  • Strange 'stone circle' spotted on Mars

    06/29/2017 2:36:49 PM PDT · by ETL · 68 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 21, 2017
    A mysterious ‘stone circle’ has been spotted on the surface of Mars, according to alien hunters. The image, captured by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, was featured on the secureteam10 YouTube channel after it was spotted by a UFO hunter. In the YouTube video, secureteam10 describes the image as “a very strange formation of rocks that are put together in what appears to be a very artificial way, arranged in a perfect circle.” The formation is “much different from the craters that we normally see on Mars and the moon and the other planets in the solar system,” secureteam10 added. “This...
  • Is this an alien spaceship on Mars or NASA debris?Curiosity spots mystery object on red planet

    06/28/2017 2:10:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | By Shivali Best
    Nasa's Curiosity rover has snapped a photo of a mysterious object on the surface of Mars, which conspiracy theorists believe could be evidence of aliens. The high-definition image appears to show the object glinting against Mars' rocky landscape. While many people believe that the object is made by aliens, others have suggested that it is merely the rover's own entry debris.
  • President Trump Has Now Signed 40 Pieces Of Legislation As He Moves To Enact His Agenda

    06/25/2017 8:07:48 PM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 25, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    President Donald Trump continues to sign legislation, an achievement he deemed “nice” Friday. The bills include an act to improve weather forecasting, a long-term vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and reforms for the Department of Veteran Affairs. The three pieces of legislation all had bipartisan support. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 calls for a $19.5 billion budget for NASA — an increase from $19.3 billion in 2016 — and also asks that NASA create a plan for getting humans “near or on the surface of Mars in the 2030s.” During...
  • Mysterious rock 'circle' is spotted on Mars by Nasa's Curiosity rover

    06/24/2017 8:24:45 AM PDT · by plain talk · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    A mysterious circular rock formation on the surface of Mars has been captured by one of NASA's Orbiters. The formation was photographed by the Curiosity Rover this week and has excited alien hunters who invited speculation over how it came to be online. They suggested that the rocks were 'arranged', laid out by another form of life, or that it was part of a larger, buried structure which has never before been seen.
  • Tour of Mars assembled from NASA images reveals a wondrous uninviting planet (video)

    05/31/2017 2:05:07 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Since it first began orbiting Mars in 2006, the HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment), a powerful camera attached to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, has captured some 50,000 images of the planet. Its photographs have given scientists unprecedented access to Mars’s canyons, craters, mountains and sand dunes – the most detailed looks at the topography of another planet to date. In making A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars, the Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman transformed stereoscopic anaglyphs taken by HiRISE into coloured, seemingly three-dimensional moving images, giving viewers something resembling the experience of a leisurely flight above our neighbouring planet. While often...
  • Just some opinions on climate change etc...

    05/10/2017 11:23:56 PM PDT · by GraceG · 54 replies
    GraceG
    I shared these on another site, and by the time i did i typed out basically a mini-thesis so i want to share with all the freeples! [ Concerning CO2 levels and heating on Venus, Mars and Earth ] CO2 has it's limits as a green house gas and it is a very low pressure, compared to Venus which is a very large pressure of CO2. Of course on earth CO2 was at over 1900 PPM during the Jurassic period but somehow dinosaurs were not running around on fire for some reason, of course plants loved that environment, which is...
  • This astronaut says we're not ready for Mars (Not Even Close)

    05/07/2017 5:13:22 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 86 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5-6-2017 | Tech Insider
    In an upcoming BBC program, Stephen Hawking has a new message for humanity: Get off Earth within the next 100 years or perish. In order to survive as a species, humans must colonize other planets. But Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has previously said that humans just aren't ready to live on other worlds. In 2015, he visited Business Insider to discuss his thoughts on where humans will go next and why. Hadfield became a mainstream figure thanks to his YouTube videos from space and wide social media presence. Now retired, Hadfield is the best-selling author of "An Astronaut's Guide to...
  • New Japanese mission will be going to the Moons of Mars

    05/04/2017 4:35:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | 05/04/2017 | Matt WIlliams
    Known as the Martian Moons Exploration (MMX) mission, the plan is to have a robotic spacecraft fly to Phobos and Deimos to explore their surfaces and return samples to Earth for analysis. The spacecraft would be deployed sometime in the 2020s, and would be tasked with two main objectives. The first would be to help scientists determine the origins of Phobos and Deimos, which has been a subject of debate for some time. Whereas some believe that these moons are capture asteroids, others have argued that they were created when fragments ejected from Mars (due to giant impacts on the...
  • Astronauts are baffled by Trump's space travel plans

    04/27/2017 2:29:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Public Radio International ^ | April 27, 2017 | Staff
    American astronauts may be walking on Mars in the next eight years, or ideally the next four, if President Donald Trump has his way. But the new timetable has baffled experts in space travel. (AUDIO-AT-LINK) The surprise announcement — or rather instruction — took place this week during a live video conference between President Trump and veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson, who is currently aboard the International Space Station. During the conversation, Trump asked Whitson when it would be possible to send a human to Mars. She gave a careful and detailed answer explaining that a trip to the Red Planet...
  • Will we build a VILLAGE on the moon? China in talks with Europe about launching a lunar settlement

    04/26/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 07:27 EDT, 26 April 2017 | By Daisy Dunne
    Tian Yulong, secretary general for China's space agency, confirmed the plans ESA has described its 'Moon Village' as a launching pad for missions to Mars The lunar site could also support space mining missions and even tourism It could also act as a 'pit stop' for the further exploration of deep space China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human settlement on the moon. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed the talks today in Chinese state media. The ESA has previously described its 'Moon Village' as a potential international launching pad...
  • Trump wants NASA to send humans to Mars pronto — by his second term ‘at worst’

    04/24/2017 2:33:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2017 | Joel Achenbach
    What we are reporting here isn't fake news. But it doesn't feel exactly like real news, either. It's in that foggy realm of Trump news in which everything is slightly ambiguous and wobbly and internally inconsistent and almost certainly improvisational and not actually grounded in what you could call “government policy.” What happened was: Trump called the International Space Station and talked to astronauts and, in passing, mentioned that he's going to send Americans to Mars, and soon, like really lickety-split. Trump was marking the historic achievement of astronaut Peggy Whitson, the commander of the International Space Station, who set...
  • How Does the Church Determine a True Marian Apparition? [Catholic Caucus]

    04/19/2017 11:51:19 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 5 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 19, 2017 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    When it comes to apparition reports the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach. When it comes to Marian apparitions, the Catholic Church takes a prudent approach that focuses more on the message than the miracle.Supernatural phenomena, like the alleged miracle of the sun in Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago, are not the primary factors in determining an apparition is worthy of belief.In that particular case, the Bishop of Leiria – where Fatima is located – deemed the apparitions, but not the miracle of the sun, were worthy of belief.His ruling came in 1930, more than a dozen years after...
  • Growing Spuds on Mars

    03/29/2017 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/17 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    Invasive Species, Biological Control, Where do Potatoes come from? Yours truly has a preference for spuds over rice as the dietary “carb.” So, you may forgive me for being interested in news about this tuber-kind being potentially feeding the future colonists on planet Mars. Surely now, our venerable Canadian Broadcasting Service (CBC) would not lie! As the report says “The [potato growing] experiment was conducted in soil in the Atacama Desert in Peru, which is most similar to what is found on Mars.”
  • Sand dunes but no beach; a Martian breeze

    03/13/2017 9:28:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    oilpro ^ | 22 hours ago | Brian Ricketts
    Despite the obvious similarities between Martian and Terrestrial dunes, one in-depth analysis has led a couple of researchers (Gary Kocurek and Ryan Ewing, see below) to suggest that there are also important differences.
  • Indicators show potatoes can grow on Mars

    03/08/2017 4:06:46 PM PST · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 34/8/2017
    The International Potato Center (CIP) launched a series of experiments to discover if potatoes can grow under Mars atmospheric conditions and thereby prove they are also able to grow in extreme climates on Earth. This Phase Two effort of CIP's proof of concept experiment to grow potatoes in simulated Martian conditions began on February 14, 2016 when a tuber was planted in a specially constructed CubeSat contained environment built by engineers from University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima based upon designs and advice provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Ames Research Center (NASA ARC), California....
  • Long-distance Space Travel Boosts Risk of Leukemia

    03/08/2017 7:07:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    laboratoryequipment.com ^ | Wed, 03/08/2017 | Seth Augenstein
    Humanity is planning its forays out to reach Mars over the next few decades. Such trips would have to traverse an average 140 million miles of vacuum, and take about three years, roundtrip. But the health effects of space are only becoming better understood now. Cancer risks could be seriously increased by the exposure to radiation out in the void, according to a new study published in the journal Leukemia. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found a double-whammy effect: the radiation not only caused mutations in key cells, but also weakened immune response – meaning the body would not...
  • NASA Considers Magnetic Shield to Help Mars Grow Its Atmosphere

    03/01/2017 6:58:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Mar 1, 2017 | Jay Bennett
    Such a shield could leave Mars in the relatively protected magnetotail of the magnetic field created by the object, allowing the Red Planet to slowly restore its atmosphere. About 90 percent of Mars's atmosphere was stripped away by solar particles in the lifetime of the planet, which was likely temperate and had surface water about 3.5 billion years ago. According to simulation models, such a shield could help Mars achieve half the atmospheric pressure of Earth in a matter of years. With protection from solar winds, frozen CO2 at Mars's polar ice caps would start to sublimate, or turn directly...