All About Mars Thread

Debi

Owner/Admin
Staff
Joined
Sep 16, 2013
Messages
223,206
Reaction score
190,423
Points
315
Location
South of Indy

OK, NASA says just because it's organic doesn't mean it's signs that life was there. Now, I looked up the definition of "organic"...
  1. relating to or derived from living matter:
    "organic soils"
    synonyms:
    living · live · animate · biological · natural · biotic


 
  • Like
Reactions: garnetsilver

GoneWestUtah

Currently Active on planet Earth
Joined
Jan 28, 2021
Messages
3,316
Reaction score
5,852
Points
203
Location
Utah, USA
In NASA-ese, "organics" mean hydrocarbons. They are ubiquitous in the solar system but have been elusive on Mars so-far. They are the "building blocks" of life but exist in huge, non-biotic quantities and from non-biotic sources.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Selectric

Lynne

Art Bell fan
Tier-1 Mod
Joined
Oct 4, 2015
Messages
82,891
Reaction score
50,084
Points
223
Age
62
Location
Michigan
Everything the rover finds on Mars is interesting. I wonder if an aptmosphere could be created there? If so, it would be possible to terraform the planet!
 
OP
OP
Debi

Debi

Owner/Admin
Staff
Joined
Sep 16, 2013
Messages
223,206
Reaction score
190,423
Points
315
Location
South of Indy
Everything the rover finds on Mars is interesting. I wonder if an aptmosphere could be created there? If so, it would be possible to terraform the planet!
They are already pumping oxygen there. Not much but proves it can be done.

 
OP
OP
Debi

Debi

Owner/Admin
Staff
Joined
Sep 16, 2013
Messages
223,206
Reaction score
190,423
Points
315
Location
South of Indy