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Water On Mars!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DougDascenzo, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. DougDascenzo

    DougDascenzo Member


    Sorry. Had to.
  2. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    My biggest beef about space exploration? The fact we're spending millions (billions?) on looking for water on a planet it takes 27 months to get to. But we're not finding an alternative to oil/gas as a primary energy source.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

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  4. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Is that alternative energy source, 2MCM, or the reason we're looking for water on Mars? That is, so we can grow shit there?
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's your alternative energy source. One of them, anyway.

    But there are other issues to consider, as noted by this journal entry at Slashdot.

    The Wall Street Journal is starting to take notice, as well.

    There's a lot of minerals we consider essential --- or we would if we'd heard of them and realized what they're used for --- that the Earth is running out of. Probably large quantities of those elements in the asteroid belt.
  6. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Wow. Seriously, shit like that makes me think the end is really, really near.

    And how (or why!?) do you find that stuff?

    It's amazing, and interesting, and yet depressing.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I read Slashdot daily. That actually turned up a couple of months ago.

    The fact that we're running out of basic resources should be enough to get anybody's attention but there are those who still would rather save a buck on their taxes than save the human race.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    So what you're saying is ... THERE'S HOPE FOR NEWSPAPERS AFTER ALL!
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