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Posted Jan 11, '13 at 5:53pm

SonOfVader

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what's with these spammers who go onto the debate threads just to spout rubbish without elaborating?

-Blade

That's the internet for you. Heck, that's life for you. :P
 

Posted Jan 14, '13 at 7:53pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

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Knight

 

Posted Jan 21, '13 at 2:34am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

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{Deleted several off-topic responses. Come on guys, you know the rules.}

That video Mage posted is pretty tasty, though he should also include a segment at the end of what science has (positively) contributed to the world in a month. A nice comparison.

 

Posted Jan 21, '13 at 5:40am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,805 posts

Knight

though he should also include a segment at the end of what science has (positively) contributed to the world in a month. A nice comparison.


Let's see for a few high lights.
Plans to colonize Mars
The discovery of water and organic material in craters on Mercury
"Impossible" mirror to build, built, for space telescope
Dark Lightning
 

Posted Jan 21, '13 at 7:07pm

partydevil

partydevil

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The discovery of water and organic material in craters on Mercury

(that video is about mars curiosity... ?)
any if there was life on mercury then our solar system is older then we think.
but it's in a crater, my guess is that the water came there the same way as earth got it.
 

Posted Jan 21, '13 at 9:51pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,805 posts

Knight

any if there was life on mercury then our solar system is older then we think.


It's not likely life, just organic material The building blocks. Also don't see how that would have to mean the solar system is older.

but it's in a crater, my guess is that the water came there the same way as earth got it.


Yes the idea is the water was brought to Mercury by meteors.
 

Posted Jan 21, '13 at 10:00pm

partydevil

partydevil

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Also don't see how that would have to mean the solar system is older.

mercury would need to have been in the habitable zone of the sun for that.
and the smaller a sun is the slower it expends and moves it's habitable zone.
i dont know the exact numbers. but i'm nearly sure this would mean a older sun. because our sun was never been that small.
 

Posted Jan 22, '13 at 1:10am

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,805 posts

Knight

mercury would need to have been in the habitable zone of the sun for that.


The habitable zone is just an area where liquid water can exist on the planets surface. Since Mercury is tidal locked with the sun it is possible for small pockets of liquid water to exist as you move from the side that faces the sun to the side that is away. What we currently see is water ice on the dark side that faces away from the sun.
 

Posted Jan 22, '13 at 9:43am

partydevil

partydevil

5,291 posts

so its just some extremophiles? what els could take a shift of heat and cold fast enough.
and would this mean that there are clouds on the light side? at 430 degree it is a gas.

 

Posted Jan 22, '13 at 8:31pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,805 posts

Knight

so its just some extremophiles? what els could take a shift of heat and cold fast enough.


If it was alive that would be a possibility. Even early life on this planet would have been surviving in very harsh conditions.

and would this mean that there are clouds on the light side? at 430 degree it is a gas.


It would probably be to hot for even that.

At any rate maybe we should swing this back around to being on topic.
 
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