Water Found on Mars

ValeMouth

Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2015
Messages
93
Reaction score
26
Points
18
Location
Staffordshire
Supports
Port Vale
Water_ab7758_59450.jpg
 

KevinMcallister

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2015
Messages
2,857
Reaction score
890
Points
113
Location
Leeds
Supports
Bielsa's bucket
it's all going to end in tears isn't it?
 

SALTIRE

Slàinte mhath!
Joined
Jan 20, 2015
Messages
14,542
Reaction score
3,032
Points
113
Location
Speyside
Supports
A guid dram
NASA slowly releasing news that little green men actually exist and that we are all dooooomed!!!

private-fraser.jpg
 

Ebeneezer Goode

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,657
Reaction score
1,541
Points
113
Supports
England
It's not the massive news is been made out to be, it's probably quite cynically timed to be honest. Given that NASA has known about water ice on Mars for years and years and this phenomena was first spotted in these pictures in 2011, it's probably not a coincidence that this news was released the week that The Martian comes out.... a film that was made in conjunction with NASA and is very pro-NASA.
 

allouso

Active Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
373
Reaction score
117
Points
43
Location
Dubai
Supports
Liverpool FC
Twitter
@estouma
It's not the massive news is been made out to be, it's probably quite cynically timed to be honest. Given that NASA has known about water ice on Mars for years and years and this phenomena was first spotted in these pictures in 2011, it's probably not a coincidence that this news was released the week that The Martian comes out.... a film that was made in conjunction with NASA and is very pro-NASA.
I work for Fox and that's not true. It wasn't a publicity stunt.
 

allouso

Active Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
373
Reaction score
117
Points
43
Location
Dubai
Supports
Liverpool FC
Twitter
@estouma
I'm not sure why a Fox employee would know either way.
Meaning if it was some sort of publicity stunt we would have known, since Fox handle all the marketing for the movie.

I haven't read about the announcement in too much detail but I'm pretty sure it's not old news. Nasa were pretty sure that there was water on Mars but that's the first time that they've managed to prove that it does exist, in some form, today.
 
D

Dr Mantis Toboggan

Guest
Meaning if it was some sort of publicity stunt we would have known, since Fox handle all the marketing for the movie.

I haven't read about the announcement in too much detail but I'm pretty sure it's not old news. Nasa were pretty sure that there was water on Mars but that's the first time that they've managed to prove that it does exist, in some form, today.
pahaha u ain't that important
 

Ebeneezer Goode

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,657
Reaction score
1,541
Points
113
Supports
England
Meaning if it was some sort of publicity stunt we would have known, since Fox handle all the marketing for the movie.

I'm not suggesting that there was some grand conspiracy between NASA and Fox to sit on this and then make a movie about Mars to capitalize on it, but it does seem awfully convenient that this should come out the same week a movie about Mars with which NASA were involved should come out, especially when the guy primarily responsible for the discovery said the phenomena was first noticed in the photographs back in 2011.
 

Gladders

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,264
Reaction score
1,166
Points
113
Location
Cyprus
Supports
Grimsby Town
Twitter
@Gladders1980
Aye but the photos in 2011 they were only using an educated guess that it was water causing it. Its only now with the discovery of the hydrated salt that they know its water.
 

merseyboyred

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
646
Reaction score
262
Points
63
Supports
Leivapool
Twitter
@merseyboyred
Ridley Scott has has said he was told about this a while back but it was too late into production ion the Martian to change the plot...
 

allouso

Active Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
373
Reaction score
117
Points
43
Location
Dubai
Supports
Liverpool FC
Twitter
@estouma
I'm not suggesting that there was some grand conspiracy between NASA and Fox to sit on this and then make a movie about Mars to capitalize on it, but it does seem awfully convenient that this should come out the same week a movie about Mars with which NASA were involved should come out, especially when the guy primarily responsible for the discovery said the phenomena was first noticed in the photographs back in 2011.
I know you're not and that's not what I was alluding to. Nasa were pretty involved in the making and the publicity of the movie but that announcement in particular was a pure coincidence in terms of timing and nothing more.

Frealaf summed it up well; they did notice that in 2011 but had no evidence for it until now, so it is pretty big news if you ask me.
 

Ebeneezer Goode

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,657
Reaction score
1,541
Points
113
Supports
England
I know you're not and that's not what I was alluding to. Nasa were pretty involved in the making and the publicity of the movie but that announcement in particular was a pure coincidence in terms of timing and nothing more.

Again, how would you (or Fox) know that? :lol:
 

blade1889

sir
Joined
Aug 29, 2014
Messages
3,568
Reaction score
1,225
Points
113
Supports
Sheffield United
Twitter
@blade1889
Cant wait for them to find life on Mars. It'll turn out to be some single-celled bacteria-like organism as opposed to a big green thing with ten eyes and the whole world will go into meltdown.
 

Techno Natch

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
1,793
Reaction score
861
Points
113
Supports
Bristol City
Cant wait for them to find life on Mars. It'll turn out to be some single-celled bacteria-like organism as opposed to a big green thing with ten eyes and the whole world will go into meltdown.

Well yeah but I'd still find that pretty interesting?
 

merseyboyred

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
646
Reaction score
262
Points
63
Supports
Leivapool
Twitter
@merseyboyred
Finding life on Mars, no matter what kind of life it is, would be the most monumental scientific discovery in human history.
 

blade1889

sir
Joined
Aug 29, 2014
Messages
3,568
Reaction score
1,225
Points
113
Supports
Sheffield United
Twitter
@blade1889
Well yeah but I'd still find that pretty interesting?

Not saying it wouldn't be interesting. You just know people will go into meltdown over it being an anticlimax and not like Hollywood though.

As for it being the most monumental discovery I disagree but I'm biased.
 

smat

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,410
Reaction score
2,478
Points
113
Supports
arsenal
Twitter
@mrsmat
Not saying it wouldn't be interesting. You just know people will go into meltdown over it being an anticlimax and not like Hollywood though.

As for it being the most monumental discovery I disagree but I'm biased.
Biased how? What scientific discovery are you a stakeholder in?
 

smat

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
3,410
Reaction score
2,478
Points
113
Supports
arsenal
Twitter
@mrsmat
thought you'd put me on ignore
 

Dave-Vale

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2015
Messages
1,612
Reaction score
497
Points
83
Supports
Port Vale
Definitely going to be life (in some form) there if there is water.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
15,955
Messages
1,086,763
Members
6,649
Latest member
jajajojojix
Top