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9/30/2015 | 9:28:34 PM
Re: NASA Discovers 'Flowing Water" on Mars
Like many no doubt, I grew up hearing the importance of water on Mars as an indicator of life beyond earth. I had some comprehension of the weight of that question even back then. To hear about it finally coming full circle gives a potent reminder of how far technology has brough us in my  lifetime. Not just that it was discovered, but the high resolution of the images in question, the ability to read about the news online imediately, and to share my opinion with others. My understanding is that this mineralized water itself is still very cold and doesn't necessarily indicate support of life on mars - but it's discovery is a monumental milestone nonetheless.
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9/30/2015 | 5:14:47 PM
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@progman2000 I didn't know about The Martian. It's already on my watch list. Thanks for that.
It looks like an awesome movie. IMDB has a 8.6 rating on it!
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9/30/2015 | 4:55:33 PM
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@SunitaT0 The conspiracy theory looks interesting. Mars has a very nice weather in summer 27° C (80° F). So, it is believable from that point of view. But, I will read about it. Any link you might know to where to find more info?
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9/30/2015 | 1:45:37 PM
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> However when they were on the verge of destruction, they had to ensure the
> continuity of their civilization and therefore they sent emergency pods to earth
> consisting of their DNA. I know this is by a long shot but some people agree that
> we "humans" are actually the remnants of the Martian DNA. Which means we are
> the aliens. 

@Sunita:

I see here a plot of Hollywood movie - a controversial one. I see the movie getting lot of attention from both evolutions and creationists.

WHO WE ARE and WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM are golden questions from timeless age!
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9/30/2015 | 1:37:56 PM
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This is awesome - the tech related boards have the best planetary discussions.

Kind of off topic: Is everyone else psyched that 'The Martian' releases tomorrow?  Awesome book!!!
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9/30/2015 | 12:37:48 PM
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@Yayaland, Re: "However I do believe humans have originated from alien DNA." I suppose you might be right. Anything is possible.
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9/30/2015 | 12:35:53 PM
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@yayaland, Interesting, but the seasons on Mars must manifest differently though.
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9/30/2015 | 10:47:02 AM
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@SunitaT0: Haven't heard about that theory. However I do believe humans have originated from alien DNA. Our closest ancestors are chimpanzees and they would take around 60 thousand years of evolution to look like us. 
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9/30/2015 | 10:44:35 AM
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@AngelFuego: Mars has seasons just like Earth, but since the Martian year is longer than earth year, seasons are longer as well. Earth and Mars are in the green zone of the solar system, i.e. they are the only two planets which gets enough sunlight for it to have sprouting life. 
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9/30/2015 | 10:41:59 AM
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@kstaron: There is flowing water, which means that the surface temperature of Mars is warm enough to keep water in liquid state, since Mars does not have an atmospheric blanket. Although flowing water is a positive sign that life can be there, I think some form of micro organisms and algae can be present, since some micro organisms can withstand extremeties of pressure, temperature and radiation.
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