Skip to comments.Curiosity Rover Makes Big Water Discovery in Mars Dirt, a 'Wow Moment'
Posted on 09/26/2013 3:20:22 PM PDT by posterchild
Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 pints (1 liter) of water out of every cubic foot (0.03 cubic meters) of Martian dirt they dig up, said study lead author Laurie Leshin, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
Look up: www.aztechnology.com. It is a local company which did the coatings/paint for Curiosity. I think they are working on something for it now.
“That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 pints (1 liter) of water out of every cubic foot (0.03 cubic meters) of Martian dirt they dig up”
Until the EPA shows up (Extraterrestrial Protection Agency)
Imagine the price of bringing that bottle back to Earth
If we could grow gills we could leave Earth to ‘climate change’ nimrods, travel to Mars and learn to live in the dirt ...
and wage constant war against the weak, air-breathing Earthlings, eventually enslaving them. Barsoon!
Mars had life, I guaren-damn-tee it.
The common sense way to explore Mars is to send robots first, to prepare the place for habitation. The first robot should be a nuclear tunneling robot, that slowly and methodically mines into a vertical cliff face. For about 100 feet, at intervals it drills holes and inserts reinforcing rods in the ceiling.
Since it is on a “one way trip”, its landing craft can be cannibalized to provide pressure doors for the entrance of the tunnel, as well as pre-wired flooring, walls and ceiling.
At the end of the tunnel the tunneling robot digs large cisterns for storage of water and sewage in bladders. If the astronauts have a pressurized environment with water and electrical power from the nuclear powered robot, they will be able to quadruple the amount of time them spend on Mars.
And when they leave, the robots go back to work, continuing to improve the situation. So that with each visit, colonization becomes more possible.
Nope. AZ is the only company in the world which does space coatings/paint plus instruments. The white does not change colors in space. If you see the black dots surrounded by white on the space station, AZ did those plus all the other signs. It is a fascinating company.
I totally don't disbelieve the possibility that our being on earth is the result of terra-farming.
Why doesn’t NASA announce they found a really jumping gay bar? And free TVs with EBT cards attached to them?
Yeah, but will it have it again?
Works for me. Them Barsoom women got some great gills...http://thejohncarterfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/robert_abbett_4-thuvia_maid_of_mars-e1333945962727.jpg
Unless the alien race came from Mars or Venus, or sent spacecraft that traveled for thousands of years, almost impossible.
The odds of any intelligent life within a thousand light years distance are tiny, and that, of the 14.5 billion years estimated life of the universe, they existed within the same tiny time frame that we do, the odds become ridiculously small.
The alternative is that they are inorganic life forms that are extremely long lived. Or that they live in a parallel reality or alternative universe to ours.
Curiosity Rover Makes Big Water Discovery in Mars Dirt, a ‘Wow Moment’
“Suitable for Moslem Camels,”
says NASA Mission Control
or a reality of different size or dimension. That kind of thinking gets my mind spinning.
Wow now whole families can migrate to Mars if they can just figure out the other 10,000 problems.
“mommy why is there all this dirt in my glass of water?”
Einstein posited that if a fully formed alternative universe existed, it would have to be near identical to ours. However a partially formed universe could be somewhat like ours, but be missing things such as organizational patterns, that ours has.
Wow! So Democrats are the alien invaders we feared. Here to steal our organizational patterns for their own. No wonder they stand out among us.
I had some fun with that, back before Obama was elected. I suggested to some liberal Democrats that Obama would cause a schism, splitting the world into two separate realities, one world where conservatives lived and ruled, and another entire world just for liberals and leftists.
I didn’t immediately realize it, but I struck a deep and rich psychological vein in the troubled minds of liberals.
They did not like this idea one bit. In fact it horrified them. Without saying so they realized that leftism and liberalism are totally, absolutely dependent on conservatism to survive. That left to their own devices they will live in poverty, anguish, violence and misery until they die out. Parasites with no host. And nobody to force their will on.
Their world would be Hell itself to them. A terrible, festering pit of unrequited hate, bitterness, neuroses, despair and anguish. Nobody to blame for the failure of their ideas. No conspiracy of normalcy they can accuse of oppressing them. No mother, milk, apple pie, religious faith in redemption, patriotism, conscientiousness and caring.
Unfortunately I couldn’t figure out how to follow this idea up. Perhaps a political fantasy novel.
“...and another entire world just for liberals and leftists.” Detroit?
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