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NASA Mars announcement

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- Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:30:10 EST piwlLnxF No.55700
File: 1443429010097.jpg -(21760B / 21.25KB, 600x450) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. NASA Mars announcement
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/is-it-aliens-nasa-sends-space-fans-into-frenzy-with-news-of-a-major-announcement-20150927-gjvxsf.html

>The biggest hint is that one of five speakers at the news briefing will be Lujendra Ojha from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Ojha made headlines in 2011 when he co-authored a study suggesting that liquid water flowed during the warmer months on Mars.

>He said at the time that, by accident, he noticed irregular features in images taken for another study of gullies in Mars craters. Using a computer algorithm to monitor changes over time, he began to see "finger-like" features and streaks that strongly resembled water. They would appear during warmer seasons and die away during cooler seasons. He has conducted research ever since, to determine if it is definitely water.
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William Fowler - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:15:03 EST jXNXQoeM No.55705 Reply
yep it's water. k gg goin to bed now good job science
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Jocelyn Bell - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:24:52 EST 4VciIGEq No.55708 Reply
>>55705
Yay.... i guess.
I mean it is pretty cool, since it's actually flowing water this time. But this must be the third time we get news that "There's water on mars!"
I must be the famous "layman" i keep hearing about., since i'm not super excited at this time.
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Vesto Slipher - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:31:51 EST w+/+ofKC No.55709 Reply
I wonder how religous people will act to this if there is actually some sort of developed life there. Idk, they would probably act the same as to fossils, etc.
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Edwin Hubble - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:44:03 EST ruKNVqHw No.55710 Reply
It's not flowing water so much as slightly hydrated salt that is pulled downwards by gravity. But kudo's to NASA for spinning it as a major discovery to get clicks.

NASA has turned into the Cracked website of science.
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Jocelyn Bell - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:52:45 EST 4VciIGEq No.55711 Reply
>>55710
shieeet, well thanks for the correction. i didn't really have time, other than to just glance at the article.

I guess nothing too exciting is on the horizon, until we start sending probes to europa/titan
Yeah, i don't know really shit but i recall them being two quite interesting planetary bodies
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Caroline Herschel - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:52:11 EST sky71Ye7 No.55713 Reply
>>55710
No.

According to the scientific article itself they've discovered deposited salts in the flow formations. Which hints that there's a source of brine(water with high salt concentrations) under the surface. Brine is the only form of flowing water that can exist on Mars as the atmosphere is so thin regular water would just evaporate, which is why this is so exciting.

There's no outright claim that 'slightly hydrated salts' are making these formations:
>Brine flows (or seeps) have been proposed to explain the formation of recurring slope lineae1, 2, 3, yet no direct evidence for either liquid water or hydrated salts has been found4.
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Fred Whipple - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:27:47 EST 415JX8nG No.55714 Reply
I think it's awesome, mars seems to be a lot more dynamical of a place today
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William Fowler - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:58:14 EST /ga3ml2u No.55715 Reply
So they did not find ACTUAL liquid water that's flowing somewhere in some crack or so?
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Ejnar Hertzprung - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10:15:30 EST sky71Ye7 No.55716 Reply
>>55715
Nah, no actual liquid water. NASA has practically proven water activity on Mars, but scientifically we can't say anything definite just yet.
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Otto Struve - Wed, 14 Oct 2015 23:22:25 EST ZVNONIhH No.55754 Reply
Mars: come over
NASA: I can't
Mars: I'm wet
NASA: I'm on my way
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Jacob Kapteyn - Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:02:38 EST +V/J+xz8 No.55769 Reply
>>55715

>Breaking News Science Finds Crack Cocaine On Mars Surface
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Jan Hendrik Oort - Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:12:12 EST ruKNVqHw No.55779 Reply
>>55771

Heh, I remember this photo from a Youtube video of a guy trying to point out "sculptures" in those rocks while the comment section was blowing up about how much of a dumbass he was to focus on non-existent martian art when there's a stream of water right there in the same damn picture that is unacknowledged by NASA.
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Isaac Newton - Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:38:25 EST 9cM6eJVh No.55806 Reply
>>55779
Just because it's liquid doesn't mean it's water.
Could be semen.
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Viktor Ambartsumian - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:15:03 EST tQX5ylFX No.56096 Reply
>>56093
You put a 4 month old thread up for that? Good one bro!
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Friedrich von Struve - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:02:08 EST pgmu6mYO No.56101 Reply
>>56096
Why is everyone on this board such a bitch?

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