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April 22, 2015

Ceres Lights


Dawn's arrival has sparked a buzz in the ET community. The bright spots are still very interesting.

If they do not turn out to be a way station for lizard people, what are they?

Speculation would be subsurface or transferred material associated with the impactor. Most likely water ice has formed a central peak with nearby splash, yes I said splash. Ceres is mostly water ice. The rapid crater fills are spectacular.

Would be a nice place for a way station, just saying.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkHh6FTKPYg

posted by Festus at 9:54 AM EDT | Discussion (2)

April 14, 2015

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I prepared a blog in Mars Edit but when I tried to upload it to my WordPress blog I got the error message...

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Can anyone tell me what it means and what I ought to do about it? Many thanks. Ron

posted by Ron Bailey at 1:49 PM EDT | Discussion (1)

March 30, 2015

Proposed Japanese life-search mission (MELOS)

Proposed Japanese life-search mission to Mars, called MELOS. Would include methane/biosignature detection and a fluorescence microscope.

http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/meeting/2015-02/08_MEPAG_Miyamoto_Final.pdf

posted by Paul Scott Anderson at 11:17 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

March 27, 2015

Arrival, Survival, and Colonization of Outer Moons


March 27, 2015

Arriving on Titan (or Phobos, Deimos, the Galilean Moons, etc.

Which moon of the gas giants do you think we will land on first? Survive and live on first? Colonize first?

posted by at 9:09 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

March 22, 2015

More evidence that Spirit rover found ancient hot springs on Mars

More evidence that the Spirit rover found ancient hot springs on Mars, close to the Home Plate outcrop.

http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/pdf/1613.pdf

posted by Paul Scott Anderson at 12:13 AM EDT | Discussion (1)

March 11, 2015

Other News

re: reply: 744
apparent to anyone with eyes. There is a lot going on subsurface... a million?,,,I wouldn't give this scene over a mere few hundred years. To me Mars is very active,,,
shure,, plains of shattered rock,, but the sand dunes have a life (sort of) of their own...

Advances (big) being made into carbon dioxide, especially the frozen co2,,,,
Oxy Generators will scale up output, and lighter weight. New info down the pipeline all the time.

With the mean Gravity and Volcanic evidence,, I would expect to see a LOT of caves....These may turn out to be Villages,,, when this MRB is very old history.

With one rock hammer blow, Mars Physics should start. A Bare Minimum,,, Direct to Earth coalition, comparison, identify of components, nature,, and on and on.

Mars is a treasure house of knowledge. First settlers should be well chosen.
A firm Samples to Earth Policy in place.

I feel (as many others do),,, our transportation worries will be taken care of

These first few Earthies on Mars,, when returned will have the rest of their lives on a golden road.

Major, major Rocket Decisions being made,,
''things they are a-changing'',,, United Space Alliance, Army, NASA, Lockheed-Martin,,Here's a good question,,,'How many
Delta Heavies Left?,,, not many,,, Russia
builds the rocket motors of our biggest Space Provider.. the time is getting riper with a quicker pace.
This time next year there will be a lot more
bandwidth for Mars.As the public becomes aware of what our resources for getting to and colonizing Mars becomes more realistic..
maybe soon,,,, that 'one rock hammer blow'
a joe in texas

posted by Joe Smith at 12:57 AM EDT | Discussion (1)

March 1, 2015

Marathon Valley

Sol 3945 ( Feb 28, 2015 ) false color panorama looking south towards Marathon Valley:

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The drive on sol 3945 was about 25 meters southwards. Looks like the final push to the Spirit of St. Lewis crater and Marathon Valley has begun.

posted by hortonheardawho at 11:12 AM EDT | Discussion (78)

February 28, 2015

Cat and dog on Mars

This is the original NASA photo, I didn't manipulated. You can clearly see here something that resembles cat and dog Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjHNefiuBgA

posted by Wojciech at 6:20 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

February 16, 2015

Dimming Mars

I was looking at Mars tonight at about 7:48 pm cst.
And it was white in colour and then it dimmed a couple times, and then was almost impossible to see. I told a friend and a phew seconds later it did it again. He also see this. After this it returned to its relish colour.I believe it happend 3 times. I know Venus is close to it. Can anybody explain this

posted by J at 8:58 PM EDT | Discussion (1)

February 16, 2015

Strange Plumes on Mars

We have seen these before what causes them?

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posted by Kevin at 11:37 AM EDT | Discussion (38)

January 27, 2015

Leaking Defrosting Dunes

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These are for you Winston. Must look at original original size.

Spring sublimation
activity

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Geyser?

posted by MRO HiRISE Images at 8:06 PM EDT | Discussion (5)

January 24, 2015

Magnify sand samples

Lake bed sand samples on earth contain many
signs of biological activity; cytoskeletons and diatomaceous earth to name a few. Can CURIOSITY sample and magnify some sand in the lake bed it is now? Or if they have, could someone direct me to the photos.

posted by Michael Dellacava at 4:55 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 20, 2015

Lake bed sand

Lakes beds on earth contain remains of organisms ; like diatomaceous earth or
cytoskeletons. Can Curiosity just sample some of the lake bed and magnify the sand?
Also, where can I find the rovers microscope images?

posted by Michael Dellacava at 9:12 PM EDT | Discussion (0)


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