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Old 07-31-2008, 02:17 PM
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:34 PM
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Don't tell anyone...it's not exactly good water. Take it from me.

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Don't Worry. I'm Not Planning On Drinking Water From Mars Anytime Soon.
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At least it's not an ugly planet of mostly water...
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:58 PM
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Hey. Don't Treat Earth Like That!
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Before this news update, I was reading an interesting story today about an Earth survey in deserts which is attempting to help satellites detect caves on Mars which might contain water as well.

Thing is, scientists were looking in the driest desert on the planet and were astonished to find a portion of the cave that was absolutely muddy with water in the soil, even though there is no source of water in the area and the region gets about 1mm of rain per year.

The idea being that 'pockets' of water could be hidden all over Mars given the right circumstances, which only increases the odds of finding live-favoring conditions on the planet.

I'm betting such discoveries are just the beginning...
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True. But If You Think About It, NASA Has Done A Gew Missions On This, So This Is A Big Discovery To Think That This Planet Can Support Life!
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Ok, but pump your brakes there: so far there's still no evidence that Mars can or did support life (yet). Finding water *helps* that case certainly, based on our earthly model that where we find water, we have good odds of finding life. Then again, our planet teems with life, so that leap doesn't automatically apply on Mars.

Many other factors will have to hook up correctly with the existence of water on Mars before we even come close to finding existence of past life (if any) there. Put it this way: the odds have now improved... one hurdle surpassed.
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