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Old 11-20-2012, 10:16 PM   #1521
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That would be the best case scenario. We would see a manned mars mission in no time.
Is it then a race to mars to claim it?
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:33 AM   #1522
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We can't get an oil pipeline from Canada, imagine one from Mars.
But it would be easier to trash a planet we havent inhabited yet! To hell with building pipelines there, they could just use trenches!
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Is it then a race to mars to claim it?
I would imagine so. People always b!tch about the space program not being profitable because they don't have a clue what they're talking about, but if there was something they know is profitable on Mars then I think you would see a lot of money being dumped into private programs pretty quickly. Hell, there's a group of billionaires working on mining an asteroid, so seeing a few companies fight to be the first to mine Mars isn't a big leap at all.
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Even if they find it, and someone pays to launch a drilling rig, and it actually works...Then what? Gonna shuttle it back a thousand gallons at a time, with a shipment every 3 months?

I suspect it is more along the lines of proof of life(the entire project's claimed goal). The article says it is from the chemical lab, so its not likely they found a skeleton or anything like that.
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Even if they find it, and someone pays to launch a drilling rig, and it actually works...Then what? Gonna shuttle it back a thousand gallons at a time, with a shipment every 3 months?

I suspect it is more along the lines of proof of life(the entire project's claimed goal). The article says it is from the chemical lab, so its not likely they found a skeleton or anything like that.
I hope that's it man. I hope so god damn much
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Even if they find it, and someone pays to launch a drilling rig, and it actually works...Then what? Gonna shuttle it back a thousand gallons at a time, with a shipment every 3 months?

I suspect it is more along the lines of proof of life(the entire project's claimed goal). The article says it is from the chemical lab, so its not likely they found a skeleton or anything like that.
The SAM instrument is designed to find evidence of life so I'm guessing that's what they've found. Oil would be evidence of life too, but my money is on some other indirect evidence that life existed or does exist in Mars.
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The SAM instrument is designed to find evidence of life so I'm guessing that's what they've found. Oil would be evidence of life too, but my money is on some other indirect evidence that life existed or does exist in Mars.
It's more likely they find water or even gold than life.
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It's more likely they find water or even gold than life.
Maybe we can send f2b there and leave him.
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NASA is actually working on a warp drive.
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Water ice has already been found.
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I would imagine so. People always b!tch about the space program not being profitable because they don't have a clue what they're talking about, but if there was something they know is profitable on Mars then I think you would see a lot of money being dumped into private programs pretty quickly. Hell, there's a group of billionaires working on mining an asteroid, so seeing a few companies fight to be the first to mine Mars isn't a big leap at all.
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Wingtip vortices. Google it, I'm on my phone and don't feel like typing a lot. Fundamentally, high speed=low pressure, low(er) speed= higher pressure
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I would imagine so. People always b!tch about the space program not being profitable because they don't have a clue what they're talking about, but if there was something they know is profitable... then I think you would see a lot of money being dumped into private programs pretty quickly. Hell, there's a group of billionaires working on mining an asteroid, so seeing a few companies fight to be the first to mine Mars isn't a big leap at all.
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Diamond planet discovery by Yale researcher unearths geological surprises

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Using infrared observations, Madhusudhan and colleagues around the world are able to surmise the chemical composition of certain planets outside our own solar system. In this case, it was the first carbon-rich planet.

It had been thought that the interior of rocky planets like Earth contained a lot of oxygen and very little carbon. It also was assumed that such planets have water.

Not so, as it turns out. There is almost no water on 55 Cancri e. Instead, there is potentially a massive amount of diamond equalling three times the Earth's mass.

But don't expect to see any interstellar Jared stores popping up soon. The diamond planet is located 40 light years from Earth.
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Wingtip vortices. Google it, I'm on my phone and don't feel like typing a lot. Fundamentally, high speed=low pressure, low(er) speed= higher pressure
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High pressure under the wing, low pressure over the wing causes the air underneath to rush to the low pressure region. This creates a vortex.

This is the reason some airplane wings have the little winglets that stick straight up. To some extent, it prevents the vortex from accumulating on the top side of the wing as the plane travels in order to prevent the reduction in lift produced by the wing surface.
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High pressure under the wing, low pressure over the wing causes the air underneath to rush to the low pressure region. This creates a vortex.

This is the reason some airplane wings have the little winglets that stick straight up. To some extent, it prevents the vortex from accumulating on the top side of the wing as the plane travels in order to prevent the reduction in lift produced by the wing surface.
When I was little, I always folded the tips of my paper airplane wings up because I thought it looked cool, who knew it actually has a purpose lol.
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I posted a video awhile back of a British company working on a supercooler for an engine that will hopefully go on a space plane. They recently passed the first round of tests successfully.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20510112
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Formation of atmospheric polygons.
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