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Message 1729319 - Posted: 26 Sep 2015, 23:08:43 UTC

NASA to Announce Mars Mystery Solved

NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-mars-mystery-solved
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Message 1729351 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 0:33:50 UTC - in response to Message 1729319.  

Thanks for the heads-up. We've got so much hardware around Mars now it's hard to guess what they're talking about.
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Message 1729374 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 2:37:19 UTC - in response to Message 1729351.  

Thanks for the heads-up. We've got so much hardware around Mars now it's hard to guess what they're talking about.


John, your welcome :)

They probably found water, and some alien life form. Just a guess.
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Message 1729395 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 4:06:46 UTC

I'm cautiously optimistic it will be something intriguing.
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Message 1729398 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 4:10:34 UTC

Naw, they found the green cheese. And an alien subspace relay station.
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Message 1729454 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 5:14:07 UTC - in response to Message 1729398.  

Naw, they found the green cheese. And an alien subspace relay station.

Or maybe Curiosity finally found some cats...
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Message 1729482 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 7:38:43 UTC

Nick Park brushed aside the geological evidence, and showed that the moon, indeed, is full of cheese. At least, that's why Wallace and Gromit built a rocket to go there.
Landing on the Moon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0qagA4_eVQ
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Message 1729580 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 17:24:45 UTC

So they finally found Mark Watney. How is he doing up there?
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Message 1729594 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 18:21:07 UTC
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Matt Damon is on Mars!
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Message 1729598 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 18:31:16 UTC - in response to Message 1729454.  

Naw, they found the green cheese. And an alien subspace relay station.

Or maybe Curiosity finally found some cats...

Yes... there are cats on Mars.
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Message 1729647 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 22:41:10 UTC - in response to Message 1729598.  

Yes... there are cats on Mars.


I've heard the same thing from a very reliable source.
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Message 1729648 - Posted: 27 Sep 2015, 22:43:54 UTC - in response to Message 1729647.  

Yes... there are cats on Mars.


I've heard the same thing from a very reliable source.

LOL....I get all my news directly from the kitties' mouths.
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Message 1729735 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 8:13:27 UTC

Thank you for the heads up Lynn, I hope they found life on the red planet.
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Message 1729796 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 15:00:04 UTC
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It is currently 11 am EST, and this link should provide a live broadcast in about 1/2 an hour:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
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Message 1729807 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 15:38:07 UTC - in response to Message 1729796.  

It is currently 11 am EST, and this link should provide a live broadcast in about 1/2 an hour:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/


I guess people trying to watch has crowded out the bandwidth. I've lost my connection. :~(
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Message 1729834 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 17:19:50 UTC - in response to Message 1729807.  

Received this email. WOW!

Scientists announce that new findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on Mars.
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Message 1729836 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 17:24:57 UTC

It's official: clear signs of liquid water on the surface of Mars have been found. This water is believed to contain salts which lower its freezing point and keep it liquid.
Whether or not life could flourish in such brine is apparently a matter or scientific contention. Link below to article on this, which also contains interesting background information on the exploration of Mars.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/29/science/space/mars-life-liquid-water.html?_r=0
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Message 1729837 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 17:25:17 UTC
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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.

Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times.

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Message 1729883 - Posted: 28 Sep 2015, 20:05:06 UTC
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Thanks for your link, Michael.
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Message 1730025 - Posted: 29 Sep 2015, 6:59:55 UTC

Liquid water means probability of life, so exciting!
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