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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Waterless World

posted by on July 17 at 12:12 PM

The more we explore Mars, the closer we get to a clear but disturbing picture of our future.

Water was once widespread on Mars, data from a Nasa spacecraft shows, raising the prospect that the Red Planet could have supported life.

Researchers found evidence of vast lakes, flowing rivers and deltas on early Mars, all of which were potential habitats for microbes.

They also discovered that wet conditions probably persisted for a long time on the Red Planet.

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Charles, I know this is just another one of your pseudo-intellectual farts, but really. How does Mars having once had lakes and rivers (no mention of oceans) somehow make it similar to our case of melting ice caps. We're going to inundated with water, not the other way around. Now, there is speculation that mars lost it's atmosphere at one point, but there are numerous factors that in no way guarantee the same fate for us.

Also, the article makes absolutely NO MENTION of the earth suffering the same or similar fate, or any fate at all for that matter. Did you even read the article?

Posted by Super Jesse | July 17, 2008 12:30 PM

I haven't seen anything that states there is no water on Mars. I have heard that water could be deep under the surface and even in the rocks themselves. There is some science that rocks on the moon that are heated to eight hundred degrees produce water. And I have seen pictures that show recent water like eruptions on mars.

Posted by Vince | July 17, 2008 12:36 PM

CM's planet is much smaller than ours; its gravity is too weak to retain an atmosphere beyond the nebulous brainfart.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 17, 2008 1:15 PM

They blew it up! DAMN DIRTY APES!!!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 17, 2008 1:33 PM

I'm just waiting to see how (preferably half-naked) Italian women somehow factor into all of this. Because you know they do.

Posted by Wowza | July 17, 2008 1:57 PM

@5 from your lips to the FSM's noodly listening orbs ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 17, 2008 2:03 PM

Silly scientists--the water obviously migrated here, to Earth! Look around! We have lots of it!

Posted by Andy Niable | July 17, 2008 2:13 PM

Charles, c'mon.... look one planet *in* if you wanna see our runaway greenhouse future.

Posted by efnord | July 17, 2008 3:01 PM

If there's any planet we'll resemble more in the far future, it will be Venus.

Venus makes even Mercury feel like a York Peppermint Patty.

Posted by mackro mackro | July 17, 2008 4:04 PM

Mars used to be a beautiful place. It was destroyed by bad modern architecture.

Posted by eclexia | July 17, 2008 5:30 PM

Dimwit - get Jonathan Golob to explain why Mars couldn't hold its water, or a decent atmosphere.

Posted by MarkyMark | July 17, 2008 5:50 PM

I guess that is why rural life is idiotic, and jungle life is more idiotic.


Posted by raisedbywolves | July 17, 2008 11:19 PM

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