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Topic # 237547 7-Jun-2018 09:11
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Regardless of tomorrow mornings major announcement by Nasa - it was at least a great song!

 

Are we about to find out something amazing? Life changing or just thought provoking?


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  Reply # 2031226 7-Jun-2018 09:14
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If tardigrades can exist at -270 degrees, I think it's highly likely there's life on Mars in one form or another.


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  Reply # 2031236 7-Jun-2018 09:21
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Is there Life on Mars?

Maybe. Around volcanic activity. Was there more life there in the past? That might be the more interesting one. More variety perhaps vs walking and talking ; ).

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  Reply # 2031240 7-Jun-2018 09:23
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Are we about to find out something amazing? Life changing or just thought provoking?

Thought provoking is my pick.

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  Reply # 2031260 7-Jun-2018 09:44
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My guess is that they'll only announce finding more evidence of something (water, past climate conditions etc) on Mars that might have been able to support evolution of life sometime in the past.


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  Reply # 2031265 7-Jun-2018 09:50
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Im picking they found evidence of past life. Not a big deal IMO. Mars was very like Earth, liquid water, same elements, rotating iron core, volcanoes, and electricity from weather. It must have had life. Then the core stopped, it cooled, atmosphere blew away, radiation got in.


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  Reply # 2031274 7-Jun-2018 10:12
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tdgeek:

 

It must have had life. Then the core stopped, it cooled, atmosphere blew away, radiation got in.

 

 

I feel like that myself most days!





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  Reply # 2031275 7-Jun-2018 10:13
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The remains of some ancient civilisation - plastic bags! 


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  Reply # 2031276 7-Jun-2018 10:15
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It's life Jim but not as we know it.





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  Reply # 2031320 7-Jun-2018 11:03
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DaveB:

 

Regardless of tomorrow mornings major announcement by Nasa - it was at least a great song!

 

Are we about to find out something amazing? Life changing or just thought provoking?

 

 

Don't think there'll be anything new that we haven't heard before.

 

Didn't know it's a song!


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  Reply # 2031359 7-Jun-2018 11:47
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MikeB4:

 

It's life Jim but not as we know it.

 

 

Dammit, I was gonna post that!

 

*shoots Mike with phaser gun* tongue-out


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  Reply # 2031366 7-Jun-2018 11:57
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tdgeek:

 

Im picking they found evidence of past life. Not a big deal IMO.

 

 

IMO that would be a very big deal indeed.

 

Would probably create a debate about whether life on adjacent planets evolved independently or if it was panspermia, and I guess that would be very hard to resolve.

 

 


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  Reply # 2031381 7-Jun-2018 12:25
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tdgeek:

 

Im picking they found evidence of past life. Not a big deal IMO.

 

 

IMO that would be a very big deal indeed.

 

Would probably create a debate about whether life on adjacent planets evolved independently or if it was panspermia, and I guess that would be very hard to resolve.

 

 

 

 

True. They would need DNA from it?  IMO it is all based on universal beings as such. Our solar system has the same elements as the planets have the same source. Assume other systems are the same, depending on the power of the supernova that created the elements. Life forms would vary a lot, as they do here, depending on the environment


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  Reply # 2031383 7-Jun-2018 12:31
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I sung the thread title to myself.

 

Now it is stuck in my head.


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  Reply # 2031384 7-Jun-2018 12:33
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So if it was DNA based, and even if that DNA had shared sequences with life on earth, that doesn't "prove" it didn't evolve (more correctly abiogenesis didn't happen) independently.

 

It could be that for life to happen in what we call "goldilocks zones" - it most probably has to happen the same way it did here.


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