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#1 idk

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:48 AM

Well then, looks like Curiosity found water on Mars.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

What comes next?

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:21 PM

Nope

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

I like yours better.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

I remember being a kid and thinking that was awesome, now I just wish they had someone hotter. >.>

 

Also, I can't wait until we find some microbes in the water.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

I remember being a kid and thinking that was awesome, now I just wish they had someone hotter. >.>

 

Also, I can't wait until we find some microbes in the water.

Agreed on all three fronts.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:44 PM

Booobs.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

Shame we can't analyse any parts of Mars that might contain microbial life in case we contaminate the area with Terran bacteria that hitched a lift on the rover.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:22 AM

Shame we can't analyse any parts of Mars that might contain microbial life in case we contaminate the area with Terran bacteria that hitched a lift on the rover.

 

http://www.nature.co...ws070903-5.html

 

NASA imposes stricter rules for any craft that might come in contact with liquid water on Mars, and this conservative policy seems to have so far been successful, says Rummel. "Nothing we've sent to Mars would suggest a runaway growth."



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

Alien Scientist: No, we have measures in place to ensure that we do not contaminate this empty world.

 

Alien Researcher: Perhaps, but this planet is primarily liquid water, ideal for the support of life. Even the smallest contaminant could taint this world with our bacteria.

 

Alien Scientist: Come on, it will be fine. It is just a probe.

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:46 AM

Are you saying that we should try harder than we already are to keep the probes clean?  

 

Or, that we should not being looking into life on other planets with our "primitive" technology?

 

Or something else entirely?

 

Of course I say primitive because we always define earthly technology as primitive compared to the superior technology belonging to all of the aliens we know exist.



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:20 PM

I am suggesting that there is a very good chance that life on our planet came from somewhere out there in space.

Most likely via asteroid or other such space rock.

So, maybe other planets just need the same jump start that we may have gotten.

What if in a billion years there is established life on Mars because we trapsed some bacteria around there and got the ball rolling.

If we were in fact a random occurance thanks to space life, why should we sweat the potential for spreading our own life to another planet?

I understand the hesitance to "contaminate" other planets.

But realistically, contaminants are how so many things change in this world that it is bound to happen whether we like it or not.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:15 PM

Dammit, Jim, you can't just go around breaking the prime directive all willy nilly.

 

BTW, I think that's a good idea for a book. A billion years in the future, after mankind has moved on from the bleeding beast that was known as Earth, long after gaia has given up the ghost, and the increasing temperature from the sun has sent Mars into the Goldilocks’s zone. The meddling of homosapian left a mark on the planet, all of the information needed from leftover dna from when they walked upon its useless surface. The air swelled and a useable atmosphere formed. And that's when it happened:

 

Sexy catgirls from mars! The amalgam of human and feline dna mixed in psudoprimordial pools. And, over time, the catgirls claimed the planet for their own.


 

Okay, so the last part was pretty subjective. But there's potential.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

The Curiosity is being directed waaaaay away from any possible places life might exist because despite the restrictions, before the probe was about to be shipped off, one of the technicians (I believe) added another part onto the robot that hadn't been decontaminated. It's just one small human error but it means the rover cannot go near any potential green zones in case human bacteria gets a foot hold. That's to just clarify my last point a bit.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 08:42 AM

Personally, I think we should send as much stuff as we can there and see what happens. Giant spore clouds of lichen and such.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:11 AM

Personally, I think we should send as much stuff as we can there and see what happens. Giant spore clouds of lichen and such.

Spoken like a true scientist.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

It'd be a terrible shame to wipe out any potential Martian life forms with our own bacteria though.


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:29 PM

Who's to say we won't cause faster evolution through competition? 


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Posted 06 October 2013 - 01:38 PM

Didn't work in the Yucatan Peninsula =P


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 02:45 PM

Meh


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