Re: Typo in headline
They were too busy trying to make something that is not political into something political. Miss me with the politics and 'woke' stuff El Reg.
While Mars looks like a sterile, bleak, and dry wasteland, pockets of salty water may lie deep beneath that rust-colored dust, according to a paper published Thursday in Nature Geoscience. There is mounting evidence that, once upon a time, the Red Planet may have been covered by a large ocean, though where it all went is still …
So are they making a "Captain Scarlet" live action film or not?
Also Underground pools of hyper-saline water? Sounds like that episode of TNG where the microbrains go on the rampage. "Bags Of Mostly Water..." No wonder the drill on InSight is malfunctioning.
Re. one way trip. I suppose being stuck on Mars would be inconvenient but Mark Watney managed it.
I dunno, we find out way into the Martian bunkers and find the natives asking if Europa's left yet, or if it's still falling.
Meanwhile, back on our rock.. This is interesting. So scientists have been theorising that we have too much water, so the Earth might be producing it deep in it's bowels. Probably not by drinking lager. So same could be happening on Mars, although it's thought to be geologically less active.
(And also less salt please, especially when most of that has been produced by democracy's losers. Oh, and I may have missed it, but nothing about the EU's latest diktat to fit black boxes and speed limiters to all new cars?)
If we lose the magnetic field, we lose our atmosphere. If we lose the Moon, we lose the magnetic field. Seems the Moon's gravitational field spinning Earth's iron core against itself is what generates the field, and the field is what keeps the solar wind from stripping our atmosphere away. The Earth is nothing more than a huge magneto with roughly a 28rpM* speed.
It's also what will stop Mars from being anything more than a enclosed spaceport. If we really want to terraform Mars, we'll need to get it a moon, or figure out how to generate an artificial planetwide magnetic shield there. We'll need to do the same for spacecraft as well. If not, we'll have a 100 percent cancer rate for human Martians.
Unfortunately, we won't see it in our lifetime unless there is a quantum leap in our current technology.
*28rpM - 28 revolutions per month. Earth spins once per day while the Moon takes 28 days or so to go around Earth. I'm sure an astronomer could figure out the exact speed.
Nah, all we need is a Martian HAARP or a tunneling machine and a couple of nukes. I've seen that documentary. Now, who has a boring company?
Rest is fun to think about. A decent atmosphere would provide some shielding, then it's just a matter of keeping it. But by the time we've got to a point where we could create said atmosphere, we could probably figure out a way to top it up. And without an atmosphere, the spaceport's just another gravity well to climb out of.
The difference is that anyone who says "woke" without irony is demonstrating that they have a low IQ, and due to their lack of critical thinking capability, their opinion is not worth reading.
"PC" is a valid term. "woke" is used as an insult, usually by those trying to make excuses for their unjustifiable opinions.
A less-political version of "libtard", so to speak.
Nah, May's agreement would sink without trace even in the Dead Sea.
Even the Martians would have noped it, if they hadn't all been wiped out by the Great Marexit Deatmosphering of 1BY ago.
I doubt any amount of negotiation would have made the slightest bit of difference.
Today was supposed to be the big day, eh? Next time. Back on Mars, the salty-lake-under-the-surface was predicted by the Astronomer, Fred Hoyle, in his Science Fiction short story "The Martians". Spoiler alert: Marxit did not turn out happily for Homo Sapiens. Our thinking caps were / are out of alignment, and no reset button except the belly.
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