NASA says life could have existed on Mars


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Mars rock sample picked up by by the Curiosity rover has found minerals, including hydrogen, carbon and oxygen, that are the building blocks of life, Nasa said on Tuesday.

 

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is pictured in this self-portrait. The image was made by combining dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called "John Klein," which was selected as the site for the first rock-drilling activities by Curiosity. Photo: REUTERS/NASA

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9925625/Nasa-says-life-could-have-existed-on-Mars.html

 

We all know there is still life on Mars, they manage to hide away from these annoying probes. :)

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What if we lived on Mars eons and eons ago and died out due to probably self destruction but a group of scientist sent experiments to earth to recreate a new life? Start over again? Maybe I've been watching too much tv? LOL

 

Do you think we came here to escape socialism and they left alone died out?  Makes you think.

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It's kind of interesting and also kind of scary to think about it. Scary in the sense on why life on Mars ended. If there was some serious disaster that happened on Mars that could happen to earth or other reasons for the way Mars looks the way it is today. 

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What if we were meant to discover Mars. What if we were meant to see all the proof that life exsisted there. Could it be possible that in some way we are being forwarned.  Look at the shape the earth is in right now. How long will it be before we have destroyed the earth and in turn all life on it. Then someday millions of years later a species discovers our earth. And to them it would be as we are seeing Mars right now. What if the earth was in the threshold of perishing but you could somehow forwarn or try and leave some sort of sign to the people of the future. I wonder if this is what Mars is? It is to similar to our earth in so many ways. We did not discover all these things about Mars just on chance, and we are making all these finding at about the same time the Earth is in serious trouble. I really believe there is alot more to this than just an interesting scientific find. We need to open our eyes.

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Very interesting. I do hope we find prove that life does exists on other planets in my lifetime...as long as they are reasonably friendly. :D

 

I also find it interesting that it's assumed that life on other planets will share our characteristics. Life on earth needs oxygen, hydrogen and water, but that doesn't mean that life on other planets didn't evolve from the molecules and minerals specific to that planet.

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Yes, I heard this myself on my new cast.  I found this fascinating, and wondered what happened to the life that was once there.  My sister actually does wonder if at one time man kind lived on Mars, but because it became harder to live their migrated to the Earth.  But then she's a huge science fiction fan, so I guess you can see where this came from.  I wonder if maybe life is still there, but they don't want to interact with us, just a thought.  I do know that it seems a bit egotistical to think we are the only life out their in the universe.  After all why would this planet be chosen over all others to have life.

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This is a fascinating discovery! Yes, if there is oxygen hydrogen and carbon, there is no reason why some form of life should not have evolved on Mars a long time ago. I am fascinated by the possibility that Mars was once an Earth-like planet and that climactic changes made it into what it is now. 

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Simple microbial life is certainly much more prevalent among the stars that we had originally thought. It's probably more than norm than not. I'd be interested to see if we could ever discover that multicellular life evolved on Mars.

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I was always fascinated by the idea that life first came to Earth as simple, single-celled organisms from outer space that were brought by crash-landed meteorites. Yes, I agree with Milpool, it would be interesting to see if multicellular life ever evolved on Mars and what did it look like? Life on Earth is so varied and complex, we could only imagine how it would turn out on other worlds. 

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The Earth and Venus are near each other in the Solar System, and are similar in size, density, and composition. Venus was transformed from a haven for water to a fiery hell by an unstoppable, "runaway greenhouse effect."

All the evidence suggest that Mars was a wet, fertile place, an oaisis. There were dried riverbeds, flood planes, river deltas, and meandering rivers, that are all bone-dry now.

Mars's atmosphere is about 100 times thinner than Earth's.The average temperature on Mars is about minus 80 degrees F. In winter, temperatures can get down to minus 195 degrees F. A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F, near the equator, but at night the temperature can drop to about minus 100 degrees.

According to many planetary scientists, it's conceivable that all life on Earth is descended from organisms that originated on Mars and were carried here aboard meteorites.

Venus is very similar to Earth, in geophysical terms, it has no similarities whatsoever regarding temperature. On Venus, the temperature is set to around 460 degrees whether it is day or night at any section of the planet.

Sources: space.com and "Are You a Martian?"

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What if we lived on Mars eons and eons ago and died out due to probably self destruction but a group of scientist sent experiments to earth to recreate a new life? Start over again? Maybe I've been watching too much tv? LOL

 

 

Don't think think this is so silly, my sister actually does believe there is some truth behind this theory that some of the human race once populated Mars.  As for me I don't know if this actually true, because how did we manage to get off Mars and get to the Earth.  That is a question that she is unable to answer, of course.

 

I do tend to think there was indeed life on Mars at one point.  I also think its a good idea that we are studying Mars right now.  Who knows maybe we can stop the Earth from going down the same destructive path by finding out what did life on this planet in.  

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HERE IS MY OWN RESEARCH !! MAKE YOUR OWN MIND UP. LINK WILL BE TO ORIGINAL JPL NASA.

 

I know what I found under scrutiny and pro digital enhancement and shared information .. do your own research .. on this picture.

you will think  .. shit, just a bunch of stones ? think again my Sheeple Friends?

 

http://marsmobile.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0064MR0285061000E1_DXXX&s=64

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One thing about Mars that's always interested me is the pyramids. Sure the face could be a result of erosion and the play of light and shadow. But the pyramids apear to be laid out along geometrical lines. a fibonacci spiral can actually be laid out over them and they line up pretty much spot on with it. Has always interested me. So when I hear that other signs of life have been discovered, even very small and remote ones like this, I'm not that surprised.

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That's interesting, but not surprising. I think they've announced this sort of thing before, though. I've noticed that NASA likes to issue reports on a regular basis just to have some kind of presence in the minds of the American public. It's good PR.

 

What I find more interesting is how this photo was taken. I don't see any kind of connection between the rover and the camera taking the photo. Does the rover have a unit that it can place on the ground to take remote photos? What is holding the camera?

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That's interesting, but not surprising. I think they've announced this sort of thing before, though. I've noticed that NASA likes to issue reports on a regular basis just to have some kind of presence in the minds of the American public. It's good PR.

 

What I find more interesting is how this photo was taken. I don't see any kind of connection between the rover and the camera taking the photo. Does the rover have a unit that it can place on the ground to take remote photos? What is holding the camera?

In the original post it says:

 

"The image was made by combining dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)"

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No idea why but I keep getting this nagging feeling that there's something or someone on Mars right now having a good laugh at the kind of childish toys that we send there. Childish toys from the viewpoint of their much higher level of technology, of course.

 

Like this?   ;)

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No idea why but I keep getting this nagging feeling that there's something or someone on Mars right now having a good laugh at the kind of childish toys that we send there. Childish toys from the viewpoint of their much higher level of technology, of course.

You may have a point Victor. I watched a show I had recorded a few weeks ago, forgot that I had recorded it, but watched it this morning. The show is called, "11th Hour". It was a documentary about what humans are doing to the ecosystem on planet Earth. It was very in-depth. One of the things that was mentioned is that homosaphiens are a very young species compared to the actual age of planet Earth. Life evolved some 150,000 years ago. When you compare our age - 150,000 - to the age of planet Earth, lets say its age is equivalent to a calendar year (Earth being approximately 4.5 billion years of age, and other Planetary Systems in the Observable Universe range from 5 billion to 13 billion years in existence), Humans would be less than one hour old. From a cultural and religious standpoint, humans see themselves separate from nature, as opposed to being PART of nature. We see ourselves as having "dominion" over the other species on this planet, when we are simply a part of this planet's ecosystem.

 

http://youtu.be/4vdYa6G1Mr0

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Like this?   ;)

Very interesting. Most people believe the crop circles to be fake but when there's been no evidence of anyone having been in a large field and the fact that the legitimate crop formations have been created in a very short span of time, indicates it was not made by anything human. There are quite a few hoax, but those formations destroy the crop in and around the area. Whereas, legitimate crop circles do not destroy the wheat and in many cases have actually stimulated growth. It's bee said that when you first walk into a crop circle you lose any type of signal and it's like walking into a foot of undisturbed snow right after a snow storm.

 

There is absolutely no doubt that there are Beings in our very own galaxy that are drastically more evolved than we are, considering the human species is only about 150,000 years old. And if you believe the Bible's version of creation, we are less than 10,000 years old. The Milky Way Galaxy is about 13.2 billion years old, the Andromeda Galaxy is approximately 9 billion years old. We are not the most evolved thinking beings, by a long shot.

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