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It's good that they're so open about sharing information

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snowymountainhellToday  09:02 am JST

Give it up @Sandy. Nobody wants to see Uranus! The gas there is not tolerable for humans; not even worth probing. Leave that to the aliens.

 

There are some astronomers at the San Francisco observatory interested in exploring Uranus.  Let’s hope Mars is somewhat habitable for future missions.

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Regardless of any disagreements on Earth, in space we are all one species and would be treated that way should we meet any other space faring intelligence.

Unless we've gone to war with each other - Earth versus Mars versus the Belt...

In the meantime, not entirely convinced that any advanced species out there would be interested in contacting us, as long as we continue to find new and exciting ways to destroy each other.

We've probably got a rubbish spacetripadvisor rating, as it stands.

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Give it up @Sandy. Nobody wants to see Uranus! The gas there is not tolerable for humans; not even worth probing. Leave that to the aliens.

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Regarding the search for life on Mars, I would reference the evolution of life on Earth. For the first few billions of years, life on Earth was only under the ocean, or under the ground. Solar radiation on the surface was too intense for any life as we know it. Mars does not currently have the mechanisms in place that exist on Earth to lower radiation levels on the surface, so I think we will have to look under the surface. Maybe only a few inches or feet, but not on the surface itself.

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If you guys can't figure out how to land a moving probe on Uranus, then god help you. Uranus is full of gas, and it is buoyant and moves here and there. No problem to land a probe on Uranus.

How can I make anything more clear than that except with pictures.

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Achievements like this are done by engineers, scientists and highly skilled craftsmen. It's not about nationalism.

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Glad it landed safely. Look forward to what it discovers. Life? Possibly though I think it unlikely though not wholly impossible. Evidence of past life when Mars was a lot more life friendly is a higher probability. If so that raises a whole host of other questions, comparison to Earth life, separate genesis or seeding earth?

If a separate genesis that is promising for the existence of life elsewhere in the universe, not necessarily intelligent life.

So much to look forward to!

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..if you think THAT'S spectacular, just wait until it's properly deployed and it starts using its 8K cameras...

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Great post yesterday *@rcch 7:42p JST from @KobeWhiteBarOwner 10:04a JST *

- “this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own;

as men busied themselves about their various concerns, they were scrutinised and studied,

perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

With infinite complacency, men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter.” -

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I wish the team the best. The New Horizons project brought back stunning pictures of KBOs these past few years and is still functioning.

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This is amazing. For those of us who are old enough to remember the Viking I and II landers, (I was a young child) the difference in the vehicle’s capabilities and the resolution of the pictures is just incredible.

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I have still have nightmares from sitting up to watch Life, the 2017 science fiction horror, depicting a intelligent malignant multicellular organism.

“ This is Dr. Miranda North, black box recording in case of death upon reentry.

The creature killed four of the six ISS astronauts, with a fifth, Dr. David Jordan, presumed dead, carrying it out into deep space.

My five colleagues all sacrificed themselves to maintain the firewall, so, please, honor them for giving everything to this cause.

Mars life-forms should be considered hostile. Do not underestimate their intelligence and their adaptive capabilities. Now, we did not learn how to restrain or eliminate it, but if this creature ever reaches Earth, use every available resource to destroy it, or you will risk all human life. “

One of my favorites ... ... Scary stuff ...

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Congratulations, NASA. Good luck, Perseverance.

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Jimizo

The wonderful satirical British sense of humor. and the deadpan delivery.

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Hard to ‘land’ a ‘land rover’ on a planet that doesn’t have a solid surface.

Dont know why Jimizo got downvotes. He is right.

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Exciting. When does “Ingenuity” take flight? We’ll get a ‘aerial view’ of the rover on the ground.

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Kudos to the NASA's Perseverance team......

I have still have nightmares from sitting up to watch Life, the 2017 science fiction horror, depicting a intelligent malignant multicellular organism.

Of course such an organism would never have the perseverance to find it way back to planet Earth.

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Events to benefit All ‘human-kind’. Congratulations, NASA!

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We love our scientists and engineers very, very , very much. Thank you for all those hours spent in the lab. You are the best of us. Lots of love and admiration . You are all so cool.

This landing of Perseverance is incredible! Photo of a machine from Earth being gently lowered to Mars' surface--and we can see detailed, colored photos of what Mars looks like from 2 meters above? Just amazing. Makes me feel hopeful for our country that our scientists and engineers were able to pull this off.

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This is a good example of an area where nations can work together to expand the knowledge of humanity. Sharing data from these endeavors with international science bodies helps all nations. That the US and Russia and European nations can assist countries like the UAE to expand space sciences is an example for the rest of the world. Japan, India, China and Brazil have aspirations and successes in launching vehicles and attaining knowledge in space. All could pitch in to carry out even larger missions together.

Regardless of any disagreements on Earth, in space we are all one species and would be treated that way should we meet any other space faring intelligence.

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A long hard road leads to the stars but it is what we should be pursuing instead of petty differences.

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@Jimiso: One never knows what Uranus might show us.

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Fabulous achievement. The future is getting closer, if you'll forgive the lapse in logic.

NASA hopes to have more high resolution photos and videos in the coming days, but doesn't know yet if it has successfully recorded sound on Mars for the first time using microphones.

Amazing! What will it sound like? Utter silence? A howling wind? Mars-FM?

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One day they will land rovers on other planets such as Uranus and take even more cool pictures.

Hard to ‘land’ a ‘land rover’ on a planet that doesn’t have a solid surface.

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American technology rocks. Too bad the Chinese always steal it.

One day they will land rovers on other planets such as Uranus and take even more cool pictures.

Go to Science.com for tons of pictures.

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Bravo! America has many things leading the world. Amongst them, technology is outstanding.

Americans deserve to be proud of this. I'm an American, but rarely patriotic and by no means nationalistic.

Technological innovation has flourished in America because there has been a will to create environments and communities conducive to such innovation. I don't think such a claim is or should be jingoistic. Americans can be proud of this without being arrogant. No need for flags.

Furthermore, I hope such environments can flourish worldwide. Scientists work for science, not for country.

Love those images of Mars! Inspirational!

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Unbelievable! Well done USA. Get used to those images, that is where humans will be living in several decades. We had better hope China do not plant their flag on there first!

Hopefully none of the aggressive super states will exist in their current form, by then. Humankind will perhaps have moved on and dispensed with flags and rivalries.

Mars can be a new start. We can either continue with the path of mutually assured destruction, as on Earth - so in space - or we can become a true humanity. Where we can be diverse and united in our endeavours.

Hmmm.

We're all gonna die, aren't we?

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Very cool. In many of our lifetimes, real people will begin making that journey.

Bravo! America has many things leading the world. Amongst them, technology is outstanding.

Very much so. This is the side of America we should encourage.

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We had better hope China do not plant their flag on there first!

Yawn.

Great work NASA. Superb engineering feat which called in expertise and existing technology from many countries.

Infantile trolling is so out of place here.

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Unbelievable! Well done USA. Get used to those images, that is where humans will be living in several decades. We had better hope China do not plant their flag on there first!

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Bravo! America has many things leading the world. Amongst them, technology is outstanding.

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