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Trowzaa 11-29-2012 06:11 PM

Water on Mercury bro.
 
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/m...nf20121129.html

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New observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors abundant water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.


Shit son. We gonna get invaded by Mercurians.

Bob_Sacamano 11-29-2012 06:15 PM

Clearly they're all living in the craters then. Badass.

What happened to that big Mars announcement?

whoomit 11-29-2012 06:15 PM

Mercurians are so hot.

zgr0826 11-29-2012 06:15 PM

Too cold; can't exist.

Dirge Humani 11-29-2012 06:15 PM

But is there Mercury on Water?

StewieSwan 11-29-2012 06:16 PM

It's like the opposite of here, where the mercury is in the water.

Trowzaa 11-29-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob_Sacamano
Clearly they're all living in the craters then. Badass.

What happened to that big Mars announcement?


It happened last week. Apparently Mars is "red". Amazing, isn't it?


But srsly, I don't know. It's probably gonna be nothing amazing though. It'll be like "OH MY GOD, WE FOUND THIS MINERAL THAT WE DIDN'T KNOW WAS THERE BEFORE, WOW."

xhisor 11-29-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob_Sacamano
What happened to that big Mars announcement?

pls be North Koreans

JackWhiteIsButts 11-29-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by zgr0826
Too cold; can't exist.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychrophile

Trowzaa 11-29-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by xhisor
pls be North Koreans


North Koreans on Mars? Well, there's the sequel to Iron Sky.

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Originally Posted by zgr0826
Too cold; can't exist.


The water bear would like a word with you.

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Tardigrades are able to survive in extreme environments that would kill almost any other animal. Some can survive temperatures of close to absolute zero, or 0 Kelvin (−273 C (−459 F)),[9] temperatures as high as 151 C (304 F), 1,000 times more radiation than other animals,[10] and almost a decade without water.[11] Since 2007, tardigrades have also returned alive from studies in which they have been exposed to the vacuum of space for a few days in low Earth orbit.[12][13] Tardigrades are the first known animal to survive in space.

sashki 11-29-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Trowzaa
But srsly, I don't know. It's probably gonna be nothing amazing though. It'll be like "OH MY GOD, WE FOUND THIS MINERAL THAT WE DIDN'T KNOW WAS THERE BEFORE, WOW."

All scientific discoveries are like that. At first it seems like a bunch of nerds overreacting to something the general public doesn't give a shit about. Only later does its significance become apparent.

crazysam23_Atax 11-29-2012 06:20 PM

So? OF what value is this to us? Are we gonna start mining Mercury for water? No? Then, all it is...is "cool" (read: useless). :shrug:

zgr0826 11-29-2012 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Trowzaa
North Koreans on Mars? Well, there's the sequel to Iron Sky.



The water bear would like a word with you.


Too small; doesn't count.

Trowzaa 11-29-2012 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
So? OF what value is this to us? Are we gonna start mining Mercury for water? No? Then, all it is...is "cool" (read: useless). :shrug:


Because there could be life on a different planet? :confused:

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Originally Posted by zgr0826
Too small; doesn't count.


:mad:

crazysam23_Atax 11-29-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Trowzaa
Because there could be life on a different planet? :confused:

Someone else already mentioned it'd be too cold for life as we know it. :shrug:

Bob_Sacamano 11-29-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
So? OF what value is this to us? Are we gonna start mining Mercury for water? No? Then, all it is...is "cool" (read: useless). :shrug:

It means so many things. I'm too rusty on my space knowledge to tell you what, but it does.

JackWhiteIsButts 11-29-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
Someone else already mentioned it'd be too cold for life as we know it. :shrug:

So it'd be that much more exciting to discover life as we don't know it.

crazysam23_Atax 11-29-2012 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by RU Experienced?
So it'd be that much more exciting to discover life as we don't know it.

Exactly!


Anyway, not sure where I was going with any of that...

Trowzaa 11-29-2012 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
Someone else already mentioned it'd be too cold for life as we know it. :shrug:


And me and RUE countered with examples of life that we know that can survive in that temperature.

zgr0826 11-29-2012 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Trowzaa
:mad:


Too emotional; no logic.


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