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Mattyk 06-20-2008 03:40 PM

White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
After a decade of shouting, “Follow the water!” in its exploration of Mars, [URL="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/n/national_aeronautics_and_space_administration/index.html?inline=nyt-org"]NASA[/URL] can finally say that one of its spacecraft has reached out, touched water ice and scooped it up.

link: [url]http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/science/space/20mars.html?bl&ex=1214107200&en=134c08e42a96e342&ei=5087%0A[/url]

Riggo44 06-20-2008 04:13 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
That's cool,just last night I heard on the news that so far the Phoenix Mars lander hadn't found any water.

Now all they need to do is find Kuato.

ArtMonkDrillz 06-20-2008 04:36 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
[QUOTE=Riggo44;453661]That's cool,just last night I heard on the news that so far the Phoenix Mars lander hadn't found any water.

Now all they need to do is find Kuato.[/QUOTE]Better yet, find the chick with the tri-rack.

firstdown 06-20-2008 04:40 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
So we spent how many of billions to be the first country to find water on Mars? What are they going to do plant a tomato plant. So who thinks this is worth the money we spent to do this?

jsarno 06-20-2008 06:34 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
[QUOTE=firstdown;453668]So we spent how many of billions to be the first country to find water on Mars? What are they going to do plant a tomato plant. So who thinks this is worth the money we spent to do this?[/QUOTE]

While that may seem "dumb", keep in mind we (the human race) are trying our best to destroy our planet. Finding another suitable planet is something I see as fairly important to the survival of our kind in the distant future (maybe not so distant at our pace). We are clearly not making planet longevity decisions for the long term due to our complacency with the "now". So we may see NASA and NASA's excursions as frivolous, but I don't think it is.

Riggo44 06-20-2008 07:39 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
[QUOTE=ArtMonkDrillz;453666]Better yet, find the chick with the tri-rack.[/QUOTE]

:laughing- That would be nice too.




I think its well worth the money NASA spends to explore. Personally I think NASA is underfunded.

That Guy 06-20-2008 10:01 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
[quote=firstdown;453668]So we spent how many of billions to be the first country to find water on Mars? What are they going to do plant a tomato plant. So who thinks this is worth the money we spent to do this?[/quote]

did you say that to the guy that invented calculus or the first computer? basic research leads to advanced research and then applied research.

current advances in mathematics probably won't be useful to most scientist for 20 years, but when they figure out they need an way to solve for X and that it's already available, everyone wins.

graphic user interfaces and the mouse were invented by xerox, who wrote it off as wasted money... oops.

you can't knock science just because it doesn't have an immediate impact on improving your life, because you just don't know what it'll lead to.

TheMalcolmConnection 06-21-2008 08:10 AM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
Quaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid!

firstdown 06-23-2008 02:39 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
Well if they could find black patches of oil I'd say increase spending for NASA.

GMScud 06-23-2008 02:46 PM

Re: White Patches Found in Mars Trench Are Ice, Scientists Say
 
[quote=TheMalcolmConnection;453702]Quaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaid![/quote]

You got what you want Cohagen, now give these people air!!!


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