1. Standard membershavixmir
    Guppy poo
    Sewers of Holland
    Joined
    31 Jan '04
    Moves
    55342
    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. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
    Moves
    52619
    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 membershavixmir
    Guppy poo
    Sewers of Holland
    Joined
    31 Jan '04
    Moves
    55342
    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 memberWheely
    Instant Buzz
    C#minor
    Joined
    28 Feb '05
    Moves
    16344
    04 Aug '08 19:111 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. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
    Moves
    52619
    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. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
    Joined
    28 Dec '04
    Moves
    52619
    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/
Back to Top