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  1. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    04 Aug '08 11:10
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread377869/pg1

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a massive cupboard stored with missing socks.

    Well, okay... that would surprise me a bit.

    I think, however, they've either found oil or living micro-organisms in the water.
  2. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Aug '08 11:18
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread377869/pg1

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a massive cupboard stored with missing socks.

    Well, okay... that would surprise me a bit.

    I think, however, they've either found oil or living micro-organisms in the water.
    neither I'm afraid. Much as I would like for them to see a big old thigh bone sticking out of the sand, they are just going to report the soil is enough like earth soil to grow crops and is a possible place for life. That's about it.
  3. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    04 Aug '08 11:40
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    neither I'm afraid. Much as I would like for them to see a big old thigh bone sticking out of the sand, they are just going to report the soil is enough like earth soil to grow crops and is a possible place for life. That's about it.
    How do you know?
  4. Standard member Wheely
    Instant Buzz
    04 Aug '08 19:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread377869/pg1

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a massive cupboard stored with missing socks.

    Well, okay... that would surprise me a bit.

    I think, however, they've either found oil or living micro-organisms in the water.
    The article I read on this subject said it was definitely not proof of life past or present which kind of rules out your two options.

    Also, I believe the only instrument capable of detecting life on that space craft is the microscope and only then if the living thing happens to pop by and wave at it. What the experiments on the Phoenix are capable of doing is determining if the conditions on Mars do, or did, provide the right kind of chemistry for life to be able to evolve.

    However, that doesn´t sound like it needs a chat with the President because they already pretty much thought that asparagus might grow there rather nicely. Perhaps they proved that and can now add artichoke as another likely crop.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Aug '08 20:55
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    How do you know?
    Here is a link from a rag called 'universe today':
    Funny, I could not find another reference to the story.
    http://www.universetoday.com/2008/08/02/the-white-house-is-briefed-phoenix-about-to-announce-potential-for-life-on-mars/
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Aug '08 23:47
    So not only did they not find life, new results seem to show the presence of
    'Perchlorate' which is highly oxidizing, like hydrogen peroxide, and would tear any life forms apart bit by bit.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26015133/