Mars Streaks are Sand

Mars streaks are sand, not water, reports NASA News 21 November 2017, Science (AAAS) News 22 November 2017, Astronomy Now 26 November 2017, and Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0012-5, 20 November 2017. Dark streaks on crater slopes that came and went with the passing seasons have been presented as evidence of liquid water flowing on the surface […]

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Soaking Wet Mars

“Soaking wet” Mars excites scientists, according to BBC news, Nature Science Update and press releases from the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, 2, 5 & 18 March 2004. Rock formations at both sites currently being explored by robots on Mars appear to have the right physical structure and chemistry for being formed in wet conditions. Some […]

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Sharp Edge Ring Mystery

Sharp edge ring mystery reported in New Scientist 10 July 2004, p10. Photos from the Cassini probe, currently exploring Saturn and its rings, have revealed “a host of ringlets with unexpected sharp edges – a mystery, as collisions (over billions of years) between the particles should smooth out the edges.” Editorial Comment: The solution to […]

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Goldilocks Search for Life

Goldilocks search for life as new British study claims 1 in 20 stars could have planets that might support life. They have designated any region which contains such planets as the “Goldilocks” region, according to Canadian National Post, p13, April 2, 2004. Since the mid 1990’s astronomers have claimed to find 105 planets which cannot […]

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Global Warming On Mars

Global warming on Mars reported in Canadian National Post, 26 Jan 2007 and National Geographic News, 28 Feb 2007. Data and images from the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey have revealed that Mars is undergoing a period of warming and its polar ice caps are melting. The conventional theory on variations in temperature on […]

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Wet Mars Theory Dries Up

Wet Mars theory dries up, according to articles in ABC News in Science and BBC News 10 September 2012 and Nature Geoscience online 9 September 2012. Satellites equipped with infrared sensors orbiting Mars have detected clay minerals known as phyllosilocates on the Martian surface. Clay is formed by the weathering of rocks by liquid water, […]

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