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tom tobias



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95 pages of Mars photos taken from the high resolution imaging orbiter, check out "Victoria Crater" in particular!!

One main goal of the scientific inquiry is to establish the location of water on Mars, to search for ancient life forms....

With regard to water, how about this accomplishment:

Roz Savage, a young girl, well, ok, maybe she is 30 or so, is rowing a boat single handedly, using both hands of course, across the pacific ocean. here's her blog:

She is an environmental activist, who seeks to draw attention to the horrible man-made pollution, choking the ocean waters. She is getting a lot of publicity, and deservedly so. I searched a bit, for an article explaining how one procures fresh water for drinking, while rowing a boat in the ocean....Not so easy. What's that line in the famous poem, Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge? Oh yeah:
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Water, Water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.

I guess, if they find some, water is unlikely to be in a drinkable state on Mars, either.


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Post 04 Sep 2009, 10:50
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revolution
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tom tobias wrote:
95 pages of Mars photos taken from the high resolution imaging orbiter, check out "Victoria Crater" in particular!!
Thanks for the heads-up. I remember some time back (~3 years) the Mars orbiter taking a photo of the rover (can't remember which, Spirit or Opportunity, sorry too lazy to google right now) and felt a profound sense of astonishment to realise that these other worlds are really just on our doorstep. So near and yet so far.

[edit] It was Spirit in Bonneville Crater (pic), and it was 5 years ago.
Post 04 Sep 2009, 10:56
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YONG



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tom tobias wrote:
a dead planet: Mars
What? Mars is a dead planet? I don't think so. Check this out! Wink

Seriously, thanks for the link. Wink
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Borsuc



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revolution wrote:
and felt a profound sense of astonishment to realise that these other worlds are really just on our doorstep.
You must have a huge doorstep revolution. 54.6 million km at least.

I don't know if I would consider it doorstep though, because in a LAN party playing with people from the other room, I would get at least 6 minutes of lag, and that's at the closest distance. Laughing

what a LAN party Smile

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