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Re: Mars Rover Finds 'Puddles' On The Planet's

From: Paul Scott Anderson <paulscottanderson.nul>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 00:14:17 -0700
Fwd Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 08:28:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Mars Rover Finds 'Puddles' On The Planet's

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2007 21:46:04 +0100
>Subject: Re: Mars Rover Finds 'Puddles' On The Planet's Surface

>Here's two 'minuses' and one 'plus' for you.

>i) Article says the ponds "occupy the lowest parts of the
>terrain" - much like tarns or mountain-side ponds on Earth; ii)
>also, that the surface is perfectly smooth and in a plane.
>Together, those attributes do not belong to dust or soil or
>frozen liquids on a slope. Ever seen a frozen waterfall? It's
>not at all flat or smooth.

>Although it might not be 'water' as we know it, from the
>description - including 'transparency' - it would seem to be a
>fluid of some sort, which is liquid in Mars conditions. That
>means it could be a Martian 'solvent' - as liquid water is the
>solvent for Earth life.

The problem is that at least the ones in the one photo in the
article are on a _steep_slope_.

The specific location on the cliff was recognized immediately by
many who have followed the rover missions all along.

There are also closer images taken of these same "microchannels"
as they are called (all over the cliff) where you can see the
granular nature of the dust or soil. They were first
photographed and discussed by the MER team about 2 years ago

These "ponds" are inclined just as much as the surrounding cliff
area, so how could it be standing water? They are _not_ on the
bottom of the crater as stated in the article.



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