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NASA: If There Was Life On Mars, It Was Likely Underground 59

Posted by samzenpus
from the mole-people dept.
coondoggie writes "NASA issued a study today that said if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting environments were most likely below the planet's surface. The hypothesis comes from analyzing tons of mineral data gathered over the years from more than 350 sites on Mars gathered by NASA and European Space Agency Mars space probes."
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NASA: If There Was Life On Mars, It Was Likely Underground

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  • Its in the mines (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 03, 2011 @12:21AM (#37930522)

    If you dig into the mines on Mars, you can find the underground tunnels the aliens built. There is a control center with an activation button that starts a nuclear reactor that melts the ice and creates oxygen. The boss selling air on Mars tried to kill both Arnold and his girlfriend and keep them from starting it up, but he fired a gun through the glass and caused the dome to crack and depressurize. He was then sucked outside (where he died since there was no air outside yet). The violent depressurization sucked Arnold and his girlfriend outside too, but before he got sucked out, Arnold managed to put his hand on the alien start button, starting the reactor. It got very hot very fast and pressed into the gracier, creating oxygen. Arnold and his girlfriend choked for a while but did not die. The sudden change in air pressure caused all the remaining domes to crack. So for sure there was life on Mars, and there is alien technology down there too. Its all right here [imdb.com].

  • by kurthr (30155) on Thursday November 03, 2011 @02:49AM (#37931290)

    There was new data this year indicating subsurface water ice from two synthetic radars (SHARAD and MARSIS at different frequencies on two different landers).
    They have estimates for the volume and placement of the ice as well.
    http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/news/feats/2010/mars_glaciers.html [utexas.edu]

    An original finding from 2002 based on a single Gamma Ray Spectrometer instrument showed excess Hydrogen...
    http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2002/28may_marsice/ [nasa.gov]

    And now even more extensive results from long term surface studies... I find the recent subsurface radar measurements most compelling.

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