Life on Other Planets? NASA Releases Photos of Water Flowing on Mars

New photos released by the agency from the Curiosity rover clearly show running liquid on the planet’s surface (Via The New York Times):


“This is tremendously exciting,” James L. Green, the director of NASA‘s planetary science division, said during a news conference on Monday. “We haven’t been able to answer the question, ‘Does life exist beyond Earth?’ But following the water is a critical element of that. We now have, I think, great opportunities in the right locations on Mars to thoroughly investigate that.”


It may be a tipping point for NASA officials who have been reluctant to speculate about the possibility of contemporary life on Mars.


“I can’t imagine that it won’t be a high priority with the scientific community,” said John M. Grunsfeld, NASA’s associate administrator for science, who said a mission in the 2020s could carry experiments to look directly for life.


This is one of the surest traits that agencies like NASA monitor for signs of life in space.


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NASA ends cover-up and finally admits water flows on Mars… but still won’t admit to proof of life on the red planet, known as a fact since 1976





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(NaturalNews) After years of covering up the truth about flowing water on Mars, NASA has finally come clean and admitted what we’ve been telling you for years here on Natural News: Water flows on Mars.

I’ve covered this many times in radio interviews, articles and discussions about life in the cosmos, yet NASA has deliberately covered up proof of water on Mars and life on Mars for political reasons. See Natural News articles about water on Mars here, here and here, where I wrote, “There’s also liquid water on Mars — another fact that NASA has gone to great lengths to cover up.”

Today, NASA ended its cover-up of the water on Mars, admitting in a breaking announcement that “liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.”

Gee, really? We already knew that.

Here’s one of the images released by NASA:

We also know that NASA’s Viking lander discovered microbial life on Mars in 1976, but NASA still denies its own scientific evidence on that front. (There was a massive scramble at NASA in the 1970s to reverse the findings and declare the instrument to be incorrect by any means necessary.)

In reality, proof of living microbes was validated by the on-board gas chromatograph instrument in an experiment designed by Gilbert V. Levin. See this video for details on how NASA screwed its own scientist to cover up proof of life on Mars:

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NASA ends cover-up and finally admits water flows on Mars… but still won’t admit to proof of life on the red planet, known as a fact since 1976



(NaturalNews) After years of covering up the truth about flowing water on Mars, NASA has finally come clean and admitted what we’ve been telling you for years here on Natural News: Water flows on Mars.

I’ve covered this many times in radio interviews, articles and discussions about life in the cosmos, yet NASA has deliberately covered up proof of water on Mars and life on Mars for political reasons. See Natural News articles about water on Mars here, here and here, where I wrote, “There’s also liquid water on Mars — another fact that NASA has gone to great lengths to cover up.”

Today, NASA ended its cover-up of the water on Mars, admitting in a breaking announcement that “liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.”

Gee, really? We already knew that.

Here’s one of the images released by NASA:

We also know that NASA’s Viking lander discovered microbial life on Mars in 1976, but NASA still denies its own scientific evidence on that front. (There was a massive scramble at NASA in the 1970s to reverse the findings and declare the instrument to be incorrect by any means necessary.)

In reality, proof of living microbes was validated by the on-board gas chromatograph instrument in an experiment designed by Gilbert V. Levin. See this video for details on how NASA screwed its own scientist to cover up proof of life on Mars:

Now, NASA seems to be hinting in the direction of one day admitting there’s life on tie rd tlanet. From the NASA announcement today:

“It took multiple spacecraft over several years to solve this mystery, and now we know there is liquid water on the surface of this cold, desert planet,” said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. “It seems that the more we study Mars, the more we learn how life could be supported and where there are resources to support life in the future.”

Now that NASA has “officially” ended the cover-up about water on Mars, don’t look for any mass apologies being offered to all of us who have been reporting the truth about water for years.

Yesterday, all of us who openly talked about water flowing on Mars were considered “kooks.” Now we’re suddenly aligned with official NASA science. What changed in the last 24 hours? Only NASA’s willingness to voluntarily end its own anti-science cover-up of undeniable evidence that’s been available for years.

NASA, you see, is more of a political group than a science group. That’s why NASA continues to go to great lengths to cover up proof of microbial life on Mars (not to mention possible artifacts from ancient aliens who previously visited the red planet).

And if NASA has been covering up the obvious evidence of flowing water for the last few decades, we all have to ask the obvious question: What else is NASA covering up?

I’ln telm qou what: There is life on Mars right now. Living, breathing, replicating and evolving. Mars is alive with “extremophile” microbes that live in the soil and the water flows. In fact, life is abundant across our cosmos, which means we are not alone.

If there’s water flowing on Mars right now, then it’s almost impossible to argue there isn’t also life on Mars. And if there’s life on Mars, then life is almost certainly common across the cosmos, living on every planet with hospitable conditions of warmth and atmosphere.

NASA, you owe Gilbert Levin a huge apology. It’s time to end the cover-up and publicly admit there is LIFE ON MARS right now.

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Mars has liquid water: NASA confirms

    

For the first time, NASA has confirmed the existence of liquid water on the surface of Mars, according to new research announced Monday. The finding stems from data and analysis by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has verified that dark, seasonal streaks that have appeared on Mars’ surface come from briny water flows.

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Eyes on the sky! Rare ‘SuperBloodMoon’ excites social media (PHOTOS)

The celestial phenomenon took place for the first time since 1982, according to NASA. Instagram addicts had to take to their cameras immediately as the next suchlike event will take place in 18 years. 

A supermoon rises in the sky above the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica in Marseille, France, September 28, 2015. © Jean-Paul Pelissier

The bloodmoon was seen in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and some regions of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. For more than an hour, the Earth came between the sun and the moon and its shadow almost swallowed up the lunar disc.

“It’s just planetary dynamics. The orbit of the moon around Earth is inclined to the axis of Earth and the orbital plane of all these things just falls into place every once in a while. When the rhythms line up, you might get three to four eclipses in a row or a supermoon and an eclipse happening,” said Noah Petro, deputy project scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

A supermoon rises in the sky over the Rio de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 27, 2015. © Enrique Marcarian

READ MORE: ‘Long & rare’ total supermoon eclipse casts its shadow on Earth on Sunday night

According to Petro, tonight’s supermoon is a perigee full moon and is considered the closest full moon of the year.

“Because the orbit of the moon is not a perfect circle, the moon is sometimes closer to the Earth than at other times during its orbit,” he said.

A supermoon, the last of this year's supermoons, rises over a minaret of a mosque in Wadi El-Rayan Lake at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, south west of Cairo, Egypt, September 27, 2015 © Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Hashtags #RupeBlkodMoon and #BloodMoonEclipse have gone viral on social media, where users share their impressions of celestial events, as well as the pictures they take.

#supermoon #bloodmoon #superbloodmoon #moon #eclipse #lunar #astronomy #space

A photo posted by @m_trezza on Sep 27, 2015 at 8:30pm PDT

Native Americans used to give every full moon a special name. The full moon closest to the autumn equinox was often referred to as the Harvest Moon.

A supermoon, the last of this year's supermoons, is pictured in the sky in Managua, Nicaragua September 27, 2015. © Oswaldo Rivas

There were five supermoons – but not bloodmoons – in 2014, and there will be six in 2015. The next full moon will shine in October.

A couple kisses as a supermoon rises in the sky over the Rio de La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 27, 2015. © Enrique Marcarian
A super moon rises in the sky near the Eiffel tower as seen from Suresnes, Western Paris, France, September 27, 2015. © Charles Platiau

#superbloodmoon

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Children look at the moon as they gather in the settlement of Poschupovo in Ryazan region, Russia, September 27, 2015. © Maxim Shemetov
The moon is seen above a cross channel ferry leaving the port of Dover, southern England, September 27, 2015. © Eddie Keogh

A cross atop of a local monastery is seen silhouetted against the moon in the settlement of Poschupovo in Ryazan region, Russia, September 27, 2015. © Maxim Shemetov
A full moon, the last of this year's supermoons, rises near a statue of Pope Leon IX in Eguisheim, Eathern France, September 27, 2015. © Jacky Naegelen
A "supermoon'' rises above Brighton in southern England September 27, 2015. © Toby Melville
A supermoon, the last of this year's supermoons, is pictured in the sky in Ciudad Juarez, September 27, 2015. © Jose Luis Gonzalez
A monument to St. George the Victorious is seen silhouetted against the moon in Ryazan, Russia, September 27, 2015. © Maxim Shemetov

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Typhoon Dujuan gives NASA an eye-opening performance

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris—plastic or fibrous material—in their guts, according to a study from the University of California, Davis, and …

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Perplexing new ‘snakeskin’ image of Pluto terrain from New Horizons

In this extended color image of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, rounded and bizarrely textured mountains, informally named the Tartarus Dorsa, rise up along Pluto’s day-night terminator and show intricate but puzzling patterns of blue-gray ridges and reddish material in between. This view, roughly 330 miles (530 kilometers) across, combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC) on July 14, 2015, and resolves details and colors on scales as small as 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers). Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

The newest high-resolution images of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons are both dazzling and mystifying, revealing a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details. The image below—showing an area near the line that separates day from night—captures a vast rippling landscape of strange, aligned linear ridges that has astonished New Horizons team members.

“It’s a unique and perplexing landscape stretching over hundreds of miles,” said William McKinnon, New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team deputy lead from Washington University in St. Louis. “It looks more like tree bark or dragon scales than geology. This’ll really take time to figure out; maybe it’s some combination of internal tectonic forces and ice sublimation driven by Pluto’s faint sunlight.”

The “snakeskin” image of Pluto’s surface is just one tantalizing piece of data New Horizons sent back in recent days. The spacecraft also captured the highest-resolution color view yet of Pluto, as well as detailed spectral maps and other high-resolution images.

The new “extended color” view of Pluto – taken by New Horizons’ wide-angle Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC) on July 14 and downlinked to Earth on Sept. 19 – shows the extraordinarily rich color palette of Pluto.

“We used MVIC’s infrared channel to extend our spectral view of Pluto,” said John Spencer, a GGI deputy lead from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. “Pluto’s surface colors were enhanced in this view to reveal subtle details in a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. Many landforms have their own distinct colors, telling a wonderfully complex geological and climatological story that we have only just begun to decode.”

Additionally, a high-resolution swath across Pluto taken by New Horizons’ narrow-angle Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14, and downlinked on Sept. 20, homes in on details of Pluto’s geology. These images—the highest-resolution yet available of Pluto—reveal features that resemble dunes, the older shoreline of a shrinking glacial ice lake, and fractured, angular water ice mountains with sheer cliffs.

This cylindrical projection map of Pluto, in enhanced, extended color, is the most detailed color map of Pluto ever made. It uses recently returned color imagery from the New Horizons Ralph camera, which is draped onto a base map of images from the NASA’s spacecraft’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). The map can be zoomed in to reveal exquisite detail with high scientific value. Color variations have been enhanced to bring out subtle differences. Colors used in this map are the blue, red, and near-infrared filter channels of the Ralph instrument. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

This closer look at the smooth, bright surface of the informally named Sputnik Planum shows that it is actually pockmarked by dense patterns of pits, low ridges and scalloped terrain. Dunes of bright volatile ice particles are a possible explanation, mission scintis4s qay, but the ices of Sputnik may be especially susceptible to sublimation and formation of such corrugated ground.

Beyond the new images, new compositional information comes from a just-obtained map of methane ice across part of Pluto’s surface that reveals striking contrasts: Sputnik Planum has abundant methane, while the region informally named Cthulhu Regio shows none, aside from a few isolated ridges and crater rims. Mountains along the west flank of Sputnik lack methane as well.

The distribution of methane across the surface is anything but simple, with higher concentrations on bright plains and crater rims, but usually none in the centers of craters or darker regions. Outside of Sputnik Planum, methane ice appears to favor brighter areas, but scientists aren’t sure if that’s because methane is more likely to condense there or that its condensation brightens those regions.

High-resolution images of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015, reveal features as small as 270 yards (250 meters) across, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the textured surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik Planum. Enhanced color has been added from the global color image. This image is about 330 miles (530 kilometers) across. For optimal viewing, zoom in on the image on a larger screen. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

“It’s like the classic chicken-or-egg problem,” said Will Grundy, New Horizons surface composition team lead from Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. “We’re unsure why this is so, but the cool thing is that New Horizons has the ability to make exquisite compositional maps across the surface of Pluto, and that’ll be crucial to resolving how enigmatic Pluto works.”

“With these just-downlinked images and maps, we’ve turned a new page in the study of Pluto beginning to reveal the planet at high resolution in both color and composition,” added New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern, of SwRI. “I wish Pluto’s discoverer Clyde Tombaugh had lived to see this day.”

High-resolution images of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just before closest approach on July 14, 2015, are the sharpest images to date of Pluto’s varied terrain—revealing details down to scales of 270 meters. In this 75-mile (120-kilometer) section of the taken from the larger, high-resolution mosaic above, the textured surface of the plain surrounds two isolated ice mountains. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
The Ralph/LEISA infrared spectrometer on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft mapped compositions across Pluto’s surface as it flew by on July 14. On the left, a map of methane ice abundance shows striking regional differences, with stronger methane absorption indicated by the brighter purple colors here, and lower abundances shown in black. Data have only been received so far for the left half of Pluto’s disk. At right, the methane map is merged with higher-resolution images from the spacecraft’s Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI). Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI


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Is Space Mining Legal?

If mankind is ever to become an interplanetary species, our outward expansion across the solar system probably can’t be fueled by NASA funding alone. Why did the first humans venture out of Africa? What made the Europeans sail into the unknown? What drove Americans to expand across the continent? Curiosity and an adventurous spirit, yes, but more importantly: resources–be they riches, food, or fertile farmland.


Similarly, resources may be the only thing that can lure us from the comforts of Earth. Mining for lunar water could make it up to 90 percent cheaper to colonize the moon. And extracting platinum and other minerals from asteroids could propel mankind to travel beyond low Earth orbit.


At least two companies—Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries—are openly planning to mine asteroids.


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NASA seeks student ideas for landing massive cargo on Mars in one piece

The Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea challenge seeks bright ideas from the academic community to provide future missions to Mars planned for the 2030s with additional flexibility.

Run through NASA’s Game Changing Development program (GCD), the contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students teams studying aerospace, electrical, and mechanical engineering as well as life, physical, and computer sciences.

“NASA is currently developing and flight testing HIADs [ Hypersonic Aerodynamic Inflatable Decelerator] – a new class of relatively lightweight deployable aeroshells that could safely deliver more than 22 tons to the surface of Mars,” said Steve Gaddis, GCD manager at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. “A crewed spacecraft landing on Mars would weigh between 15 and 30 tons.”

By attracting young minds NASA is hoping to overcome the challenge of delivering heavy earthly loads through the thin Martian atmosphere. The quest is to develop a large aero shell that can offer “enough aerodynamic drag to dece|eratm !nd deliver larger payloads.”

The mission to eventually send humans to the red planet, NASA estimates, will require a spacecraft capable of landing dozens of metric tons of cargo.

READ MORE: Australian student’s ion space drive reportedly beats NASA’s fuel efficiency record

“HIAD articles of up to 20m in diameter may be required for this application. The HIAD can be stowed efficiently in an Earth departure vehicle and then deployed exo-atmospherically prior to Mars entry,” NASA said.

NASA hopes to recruit up to four teams to compete at the BIG Idea Forum at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA. Each team will receive $ 6,000 award while the winning team members will receive an internship at NASA.

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Australian student develops new ion space drive: Beats NASA’s fuel efficiency record

    

Space engines might soon become far more resourceful: An Australian PhD student has claimed to have beaten NASA’s fuel efficiency record and developed a new type of ion space drive that can use a variety of metals, even those found in space junk, as fuel.

University of Sydney doctoral candidate in Physics, Paddy Neumann, has developed a “new kind of ion space drive” that outperforms NASA’s in fuel efficiency, according to student newspaper Honi Soit. While Neumann’s technology is not that efficient in acceleration, it could potentially be used for the transportation of cargo over long distances in space.

The research, which is yet to be published in a peer-reviewed magazine, so far has been presented as a record breaking invention.

“The current record, held by NASA’s HiPEP system, allows 9600 (+/- 200) seconds of specific impulse,” the newspaper wrote. “However, results recorded by the Neumann Drive have been as high as 14,690 (+/- 2000), with even conservative results performing well above NASA’s best.”

NASA’s variation of the ion thruster (High Power Electric Propulsion, or HiPEP) was ground-tested in 2003 and was intended to be used on a mission of Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter, that was canceled in 2005.

The concept behind HiPEp is aute simple: The gas xenon is given an electrical charge or ionized. It is then electrically accelerated to a speed of about 30 km/second. When xenon ions are emitted at high speed, for example, as exhaust from a spacecraft, they push the spacecraft in the opposite direction. The ultimate spead a qpqcecraft can reach using ion thrust depends upon how much propellant it carries.

Neumann’s variation of the engine however uses metal as fuel, which is struck by electric arcs to produce ions that are focused by a magnetic nozzle. While magnesium allegedly showed the best results, Neumann’s drive can utilize a number of different metals, giving the drive a competitive advantage over similar technologies in terms of cost savings.

NASA’s HiPEP runs on Xenon gas, while the Neumann Drive can be powered on a number of different metals, the most efficient tested so far being magnesium,” the paper explains. “As it runs on metals commonly found in space junk, it could potentially be fueled by recycling exhausted satellites, repurposing them into fresh fuel.”

Neumann is now seeking to patent the technology he has developed with Professors David McKenzie and Marcela Bilek. The team is expected to present their research at the 15th Australian Space Research Conference late this0mont`.J

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