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UAE Mars Mission Launch - Live

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For those who may be interested, the UAE is launching its own Mars mission probe this afternoon. You can watch it here live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXsh4bQ52zY

 
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Retired AF Guy said:
For those who may be interested, the UAE is launching its own Mars mission probe this afternoon. You can watch it here live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXsh4bQ52zY

Thanks for posting this.  I was planning on watching but almost forgot about it.  I'm a huge fan of all Mars things.  I'm seriously hoping that a definitive answer comes during my life time as to whether or not there was/is life on Mars.

 

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I'm with you stellar  :)

Put on your tin foil hats folks, CBH99 is slowly leaking what a crazy conspiracy theorist he is    :Tin-Foil-Hat:


I don't think we will ever have an 'official, definitive' answer from the powers at be about a prior civilization on Mars.  But holy cow, is there not an overwhelming amount of evidence to suggest there was a civilization there at one point.  When you start going down the rabbit hole...even when you exclude questionable sources, it's still absolutely mind boggling & in my case, captures the imagination almost instantly. 

Like many life-related questions about things in our own solar system, they don't call NASA never-a-straight-answer for nothing 



I think it's safe to say that with the amount of evidence of past life - even at the microbial level - and going even less exciting than that, microbes possibly found in the polar ice caps (which would be liquid water if melted) - it would blow me away if there wasn't ANYTHING AT ALL organic on the martian surface.

Below are 2 links to a podcast I follow, called Event Horizon.  He interviews a variety of astronomers, physicists, etc etc about different astronomy related topics.  This particular episode is about possibly finding microbial life in 1964 via the Viking landers.  Fascinating to listen to  :nod: :2c:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykTxJCkJYwI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykTxJCkJYwI

^^ The condensed version, but not as interesting & educational as the full episode, which I found included information about the experiments I hadn't previously known, and where the different landers actually fell. 

 

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CBH99 said:
Below are 2 links to a podcast I follow, called Event Horizon.  He interviews a variety of astronomers, physicists, etc etc about different astronomy related topics.  This particular episode is about possibly finding microbial life in 1964 via the Viking landers.  Fascinating to listen to  :nod: :2c:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykTxJCkJYwI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykTxJCkJYwI

^^ The condensed version, but not as interesting & educational as the full episode, which I found included information about the experiments I hadn't previously known, and where the different landers actually fell.

Thank you for the links. Lots of interesting articles.

And in related news. China launched its own Mars Mission five days ago.

And now its NASA's turn with there Perseverance rover scheduled for a launch on Thursday morning. You can follow its countdown here.
 

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And now its NASA's turn with there Perseverance rover scheduled for a launch on Thursday morning. You can follow its countdown

And launch was good. Pretty amazing to watch: Six minutes into launch and spacecraft was at 422 miles altitude and travelling at 14,000+ mph. Next stop Mars, 18 Feb 2021.

And for us space junkies, the next space related event is this Saturday afternoon (15:15 EDT) when the two astronauts from the ISS return to earth in the Falcon X Dragon spacecraft. It can be watched here.
 
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