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  • Maybe we shouldn't try to land on Mars

    In todays paper NASA has detected a sudden expulsion of methane gas from the red planet.

    Mmmmm, a sudden expulsion of methane gas....why does that sound so familar?

    Martian Methane Belch May Indicate LifeWASHINGTON (AP) ―
    NASA Presses Ahead For Mars Rover Launch In 2009 (10/10/2008)
    Phoenix Craft Confirms Water On Mars (8/1/2008)
    A surprising and mysterious belch of methane gas on Mars hints at possible microbial life underground, but also could come from changes in rocks, a new NASA study found.

    The presence of methane on Mars could be significant because by far most of the gas on Earth is a byproduct of life — from animal digestion and decaying plants and animals.

    Past studies indicated no regular methane on Mars. But new research using three ground-based telescopes confirmed that nearly 21,000 tons of methane were released all at once during the late summer of 2003, according to a study published Thursday in the online edition of the journal Science.
    phsstt!

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    Research and development for space exploration has resulted in many technical advances and products that have been adapted to everyday use.

    That said, I cannot think of any reason, other than curiosity, to try to physically land humans on uninhabitable planets.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lonewolf
      That said, I cannot think of any reason, other than curiosity, to try to physically land humans on uninhabitable planets.
      WHAT!? Your saying its not worth a trillion dollars so some astronuts can get blasted by a giant Mars fart? :P
      phsstt!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SQUACKEE
        Originally posted by lonewolf
        That said, I cannot think of any reason, other than curiosity, to try to physically land humans on uninhabitable planets.
        WHAT!? Your saying its not worth a trillion dollars so some astronuts can get blasted by a giant Mars fart? :P
        Uhhhh... No... we have methane here that people complain about.. For a measly million they could just go stand in any barnyard and get their methane fix.

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