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February 19, 2017


February 17, 2017

Organics Found on Ceres

Los Angeles Times report:
[link]

posted by Faceless at 1:06 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

February 13, 2017

Mars 2020 Landing Site Finalists

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/jezero-crater-most-popular-scientific-target-mars-nasa-s-2020-rover

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)

January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Oppy

What? No birthday wishes as Oppy turns 13 today!! What a milestone!!

[link]

posted by rlewis at 7:05 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Oppy

What? No birthday wishes as Oppy turns 13 today!! What a milestone!!

[link]

posted by rlewis at 7:05 PM EDT | Discussion (5)

January 11, 2017

Numerous Biotic Organics on Mars

Two points in brief:
1. See the "X-ray amorphous" portions in
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/2016/mineral-content-comparison-at-two-gale-crater-sites&s=2
and in [link]
2. Most of the "X-ray amorphous" portions are organics undetectable by CheMin but detected by SAM (see [link] )
Explanation:
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] )

posted by Faceless at 4:51 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 10, 2017

No Need for Sample Return from Mars

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

posted by Faceless at 3:03 AM EDT | Discussion (2)

January 7, 2017

New South Pole Book

The first visitors to Mars will experience challenges and adventure similar to life at the South Pole station, which you can read about in the new book www.portraitsofthesouthpole.com Razz

posted by John Bird at 2:46 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 5, 2017

Traces of civilization & ruins on the red planet

Hello the community
We are all passionate about the mysteries of space and I would like to share with you this video I made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qAoqAPqwRE

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. Smile

posted by Oasice at 9:13 AM EDT | Discussion (2)

December 19, 2016

Origin of Life on Mars?

Some people hope to find the origin of life by exploring Mars (see
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-mars-to-discover-how-life-originates_us_58515479e4b0ee009eb481c4).
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]

posted by Faceless at 10:15 AM EDT | Discussion (8)

December 16, 2016

Mars Rover Photos Android Program

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 Smile

Thank you! Have fun! Smile

posted by Sirelon at 11:49 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

December 9, 2016

What will it take for MRB to become relevant again?

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?

Winston

posted by LWS at 11:35 PM EDT | Discussion (12)

December 2, 2016

I wrote a song about Mars

Hi everyone,
I'm a big Mars space travel enthusiast and to express this I wrote a song called Mars. I uploaded it to youtube. I thought people here may be interested. Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB3xlqyIbNk

Feel free to share Smile

posted by Matt Jones at 3:29 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

December 2, 2016

I wrote a Mars rock song

Hi everyone,
I'm a big Mars space travel enthusiast and to express this I wrote a song called Mars. I uploaded it to youtube. I thought people here may be interested. Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB3xlqyIbNk

Feel free to share Smile

posted by Matt Jones at 3:28 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

November 27, 2016

Name of programme on Mars?

Hi there,
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!

posted by Marisa at 9:31 PM EDT | Discussion (2)


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