What Mars looked like 4 billion years ago

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  1. LaserT

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    when it was in the Earth's "habitable zone".

    Curiosity finds more water on Mars..

    http://www.space.com/28030-mars-water-curiosity-rover.html


    "Today, Mars is a cold, desert world. Liquid water cannot exist pervasively on its surface due to the low atmospheric pressure and surface temperature, although there is evidence for spurts of liquid flow that perhaps consist of a briny solution with reduced freezing temperature. Water under current conditions can be ice or sublimate directly into vapor without staying in a liquid phase.

    Around 4 billions of years ago when the planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water – a critical ingredient for life and plant life."


    "Was there life and alien life walking around? We will never know from our technology now because of billions of years of destruction. Mountains have crumbled and rock dust has been born and covered the surface for billions of years. Same as no standing Earth structure would show after billions of years of harsh weather and outer space destruction. We would have to dig a mile or so under Mars surface just to even crack into it's life back then. Right now we can not do that."

    A NASA film that shows Mars from 4 billion years ago till today...



    What Mars could have looked like when it was in Earths habitable zone 4 billion years ago...

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    And this is Stern related because stern is an opinionated moron who believes we are the only planet with life in the universe.
     
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    The rock we live on is one large asteroid strike away from looking like the barren wasteland at the end that video
     
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    Frightening thing is that it may just happen in our lifetime.
     
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    I expected footage that old to be black and white.
     
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    Don't get my hopes up.
     
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    If it happens here, maybe someone will send us one of these cool dune buggies...this the Curiosity rover on Mars taken last month. Little bit of dust and some holes in the wheels but otherwise not bad for nearly 2 1/2 years on the surface. My car looks dirtier than this. (NASA image).


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    Meteorologists can't predict the weather accurately one day in advance. I'm not real confident astrophysicists will be able to warn anyone that a space rock the size of Los Angelos is on the way to send us to the same place as the dinosaurs.
     
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    It's lonely out in space.
     
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    I'll just keep looking out the window and hope to see something coming this way.
     
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    This planet will cease to exist at some point... every building, every living thing, everything around us will be vaporized as if it never was.... THAT is what blows my mind
     
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    Please - not until Monday. Have Fleetwood Mac tickets for Sunday night.
     
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    You think they had extreme religion that destroyed their fun and world? :bigthink:
     
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    Fake and gay
     
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    o_O............:snicker:
     
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    that is super cool!
    One of the differences between the Earth and Mars is that Earth still has a nice super hot liquid core that generates
    a nice magnetic field that protects our atmosphere from the Sun's radiation.

    Mars is much smaller than the Earth and with a small core that cooled down much quicker than Earths
    when its core stop producing heat and a magnetic field ..its atmosphere simply disappeared into space.

    Mars also does not have plate tectonics like the earth.. which is the reason that its volcano Olympus Mons is the tallest in our Solar System.
     
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    Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids...

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    It just blows my mind that thing is tear assin' around Mars...:omg:
     
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    it would ruin our day that is for sure... while it would snuff most of life on Earth... the Earth would keep going and eventually life would come back ...
     
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    What once lived here? :dontknow:

    Mars sunset....
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