Curiosity finds evidence that water was once present on Mars

gregmcc

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Maybe it was just planted by the martians to confuse us :)
 

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Just an obvious thought that popped into my head..

There are asteroids / meteorites made up ice, often hitting planets.

It is believed that Earth probably got most of it's water from meteors.

How hard is it to comprehend that their could have been water on mars? Why is there so much hype about it? I don't get it. It doesn't seem that much of a mystery to me, nor does the idea excite me.

Unless there are little marshens living below the surface of mars :)

Apparently there is lots of methane on mars and methane is often a byproduct of organisms.
 
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How hard is it to comprehend that their could have been water on mars?
Why is there so much hype about it?
I don't get it.
It doesn't seem that much of a mystery to me, nor does the idea excite me.
The hype is not just about water -- but about a complete planetary system that included an atmosphere
Without an atmosphere any water is just going to drift away into space.
There are theories that Mars was once a lot like Earth
but
lost it's atmosphere due to a near planetary strike or other such cataclysm.

Read Hoagland -- when Mars was habitable did it have "habitants" ?

It is possible that a similar catastrophe that destroyed Mars could happen to "Terra"

The new data contains LOTS of new possibilities to excite scientists.

( Could there be undergraound water ? Could there be life ? What will Extraterrestrial Archeologists discover ?)
 
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