Top 3 choices of landing site for Mars 2020 rover:
1. Jezero Crater.
2. NorthEast Syrtis.
3. Columbia Hills!
The third choice, Columbia Hills, is where the Spirit rover found evidence of hot springs.
Eberwalde, Mawrth, etc., gone!posted by Barsoomer at 8:33 PM EDT | Discussion (0)
Two points in brief:
1. See the "X-ray amorphous" portions in
and in [link]
2. Most of the "X-ray amorphous" portions are organics undetectable by CheMin but detected by SAM (see [link] )
1. X-ray amorphous material include mostly volcanic glass and organics (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphous_solid ).
Data in point 1 shows "X-ray amorphous" portions account for 20% to 75% of the analyzed samples. 20 to 75 percent are very large percentages. So, those percentages cannot be all from meteorites. The "x-ray amorphous" material is unlikely to be mostly volcanic glass, as there is no volcano in Gale Crater, Mars.
2. The organics should have resulted from biology rather than abiogenesis (see [link] )
There is no need to waste huge money to collect and return samples from Mars, period.
What is needed is simply to ask an anatomist to examine thin sections of Martian meteorites under a microscope. There are many meteorites that originated from Mars (note 1). Those Martian meteorites contain numerous organics (note 2) and fossilized cells and tissues (note 1). An anatomist can easily identify numerous fossilized cells and tissues (note 1) in the Martian meteorites. A biochemist can easily find numerous organics and macromolecules (note 3) in the Martian meteorites. It is easy to prove the fossil tissues in the Martian meteorites are not contamination from Earth. Evidence for the above claims:
Note 1: [link]
Note 2: [link]
Note 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murchison_meteorite
Hello the community
We are all passionate about the mysteries of space and I would like to share with you this video I made.
It's a shame that NASA don't publish concrete images of its discoveries.
We do with what we have and it is already wonderful to know that we are not alone in the universe ...
Keep up the good work.posted by Oasice at 9:13 AM EDT | Discussion (2)
Some people hope to find the origin of life by exploring Mars (see
Those people wish to get a lot of funds to prove the theory of evolution. The price tag: the destruction of USA (http://wretchfossil.blogspot.tw/2014/03/serious-warning-nations-will-fall-from.html ). The result: No origin of life will be found on any planet in the universe. The blind can never extend their sight. Evolutionists can never accept there is no origin of life except God itself. The nearest to "origin" of life is described in [link]
and in [link]
Hello, lovers of Mars =)
I want to represent you my small program.
I created the android program, which shows martian photos taken of Martian Rovers.
The app provide newest photos from Red Planet. of course, only if them would be taken from Martian Rovers )
You can choose date and see which photos was taken in this day.
You can zoom Photo, save Photo on your device and share this photo with friends.
Here is link to Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sirelon.marsroverphotos
Suggestions for improvement are welcome, feel free
Thank you! Have fun!posted by Sirelon at 11:49 AM EDT | Discussion (0)
The glory days of MRB were somewhere between 2004 and 2008 when several posters carefully examined every image coming from the Mars Rovers and interpreted them in differing but highly educational ways. Those were the heydays of HortonHeardaWho and Jamdix and Mann and Scidude and Barsoomer and Serpens and of many others who contributed regularly and discussed exhaustively all the news about Mars as well as the MER images.
Those days are now long gone. I suspect that the ennui of having seen it all before and the fact of no definitive new information on life on Mars has ensured that the energy evinced by posters in the early days would not continue so that is why I ask; Is there anything new that, given all we've seen coming from the MERS and from Curi, can bring back some energy and interest in the MRB forum?
Is there something that is being hinted at in the images that are now being taken and the research that is being done that gives some hope that there might be a breakthrough in the research in the relatively near future?
I think there is and I think it will involve the contributions that Kye and myself and Barsoomer and AZ-Dave and a few others have been concentrating on over the past couple of years. That is the work that now seems to be evident that is going on around the mini debris flows and "soil" movements and that are increasingly being studied by Curi.
I suspect that this area holds the key to a demonstration that life exists in association with that phenomenon. Microbial life that is not totally different to ours on Earth but which has made itself known in structures that mimic stromatolites as well as in the anomalous nature of the flows around and on individual rocks.
Any takers in this very speculative discussion?
Winstonposted by LWS at 11:35 PM EDT | Discussion (12)
I have always been fascinated with Mars! Just wondering if anyone in UK that has National Geographic channel knows what the programme was called on Mars that was on Sunday night 27th Nov at 11pm? I had set to record the series Mars after and caught the end of previous programme and not been able to find name of it. I only saw the last few mins. If anyone knows then I may be able to find it on my Sky demand or online somewhere. Thanks!