NASA: Probe Finds Signs Of Water On Saturn's Moon

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  1. soundwaveCA

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    http://www.local6.com/news/7850413/detail.html

    Pretty interesting stuff if your interesting in this kinda thing :) 
     
  2. BigPrime3000

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    I don't get it....it's not water if it's in a liquid state at -297 degrees. It's gotta be liquid hydrogen or something else but not actual water.

    And isn't the ice on Mars really frozen carbon dioxide?
     
  3. SKowl

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    That is beyond cool. If we ever EVER found another living organism on another planet... I would so totally poop my pants.
     
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    Key words: "lasting heat source." The surface temp at the south pole may be a balmy -297, but that doesn't mean the planet is frozen solid through.
     
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    Beat me to the punch. The question is what is causing the heat source? Is it caused by tidal action between the moons like Eruopa? Or is it caused by radioactive decay in the core of the moon? Or is it caused by some unknown force?
     
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    An ancient starship reactor!
     
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    Obi-Wan: "That's no moon, it's a space-station!"
     
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    It's quite obviously the Z Machine discussed in the other thread. They couldn't turn the bloody thing off so at some point in the future they shoot it into space, where it goes through a temporal anomaly and lands on Saturn's moon a couple of billion years ago.
     
  9. Rodimus Prime

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    What's funny is on the news this morning NASA was like "expect a big announcement about life in our solar system at 2 O'Clock today" so everyone was wondering if just maybe it could be something huge (like a virus or bacteria discovered). It's a nice find but NASA needs to learn how to prepare people for their announcements.
     
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    Dam it.... my secret base is discovered.
     
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    how long till they capture this stuff and bottle it as Space Water?
     
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    They actually said that? That's kind of irresponsible.
     
  13. Optimus

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    When interplanetary travel is cheap and easy.

    In other words, a while.
     
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    Indeed, but if they find anything weird or a biohazard, all I say is leave it there.:) 
     
  15. Lance Halberd

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    The announcement would be something like:

    "Ladies and gentleman, distinguished guests, members of the press, good morning. The planned shuttle launch for this coming Tuesday has been pushed back another 5 months in light of a pelican building a nest inside the starboard solid rocket booster. We probably could have launched on Tuesday after ground crews went "booga booga booga", scared the pelican away, and removed the nest, but well, just to be on the safe side, we felt it best to run some nest-removal tests just in case. In a joint project with the Italian Space Agency, scientists will be growing tomatoes on the International Space Station and gluing tiny screws to ants to test the resiliency of adhesives in zero-g gravity. Aliens are real, our new Galactic Overlords will be here within the hour. On Mars, the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity are still going strong after two and a half years, and frankly we're all amazed at those guys at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Big round of applause for everyone at JPL folks, they deserve it. Finally, we have some big news. This next announcement will change the course of human history for ages to come. I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but what I say next will truely usher in the dawn of a new age of humanity. Brace yourselves, here it comes: Tang is back, in watermelon-kiwi flavor. Thank you, no questions please."
     
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    Lance: That's pretty funny. And the other rover is Opportunity, not Endeavor. And yeah it's amazing they've gotten two and a half years out of what was supposed to be a 90 day mission.
     

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