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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/media/PressConf20121129.html

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

What happened to that big Mars announcement?
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Too cold; can't exist.
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It's like the opposite of here, where the mercury is in the water.
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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."
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What happened to that big Mars announcement?

pls be North Koreans
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pls be North Koreans


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

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Too cold; can't exist.


The water bear would like a word with you.

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.
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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.
#12
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).
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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.
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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).


Because there could be life on a different planet?

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Because there could be life on a different planet?

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

It means so many things. I'm too rusty on my space knowledge to tell you what, but it does.
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Someone else already mentioned it'd be too cold for life as we know it.

So it'd be that much more exciting to discover life as we don't know it.
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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...
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Someone else already mentioned it'd be too cold for life as we know it.


And me and RUE countered with examples of life that we know that can survive in that temperature.
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Too emotional; no logic.
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Exactly!


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

I think you were making a satirical statement about the current trend of anti-intellectualism and egocentrism that is plaguing youth today.
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Too emotional; no logic.


Story of my life ;_;
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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).


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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.

Yep.

"Holy shit! Electricity and magnetism are related to each other!"

Next thing you know, modern life as we know it.
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Story of my life ;_;


That feel; I know.
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Not really, I just don't see why it's exciting.


that's because you're a philistine.
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mercury is an inbred mongo and i will put him in hospital.


shut up mate, you just wish you had water.
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Isn't it like really unlikely that there even could be life there? But still, it's interesting that water is so common, that increases our statistical chances of finding new life-supporting planets
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Isn't it like really unlikely that there even could be life there? But still, it's interesting that water is so common, that increases our statistical chances of finding new life-supporting planets


Very unlikely. But if you think about it, it's very unlikely that life will be anywhere.
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shut up mate, you just wish you had water.

you're just sad that York has too much


also there is life everywhere

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


This. Totally and completely this.

This is pretty exciting news imo.
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Very unlikely. But if you think about it, it's very unlikely that life will be anywhere.


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

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#36
Water ice on the closest planet to the sun.
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Shit son. We gonna get invaded by Mercurians.

We've already been invaded by Martians.


We are Martians. Deal wid it.
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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."

Mars is actually brown, if I recall an episode of QI correctly
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#39
Aren't we constantly being told it is to find water on any other planet? and we just found it in our own solar system..
#40
That's pretty legit. 1 step closer to finding super hot alien space chicks.
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