Life on mars? Was there or is there??? Vote ...

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Will we find and prove that life existed (exists) on Mars

  1. Yes, we'll prove that life existed or currently exists on Mars at some point in the future

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  2. We will prove life never existed on Mars at some point in the future

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. We will never prove definitively one way or the other. It will always be just speculation

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  1. Alchemist XP

    Alchemist XP Silver Supporting Member

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    Given the four major discoveries from our rovers on Mars in the last several years that increase the likelihood of life being or having been on Mars:
    1. Complex organic compounds on the surface of Mars (all over)
    2. Methane cycles on Mars correlate to the seasons of Mars
    3. We've found liquid water 12 Kilometers under the surface of Mars
    4. 2/3 of Northern Hemisphere of Mars had an ocean at one point
    Having said that, if you were to predict, will we eventually prove there was life or is life on Mars or that we'll prove there was never any life on Mars???
     
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  2. Tom CT

    Tom CT Old Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I vote "We will discover whether or not life has existed on Mars".
     
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  4. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    I vote there's plenty of living Martians right here on Tgp.
     
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  5. hank57

    hank57 Silver Supporting Member

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    Important question.
     
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    Contact WAS made in 1965.

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  7. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Gold Supporting Member

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    Looking at this planets current trajectory I’m can’t see why it matters honestly.
     
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    I always found this to be an interesting read (this was conducted in 1952):
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller–Urey_experiment

    I don't really feel comfortable participating in the pole as there are probably only a few people here who really could proffer a good explanation, and I am not one of them.
     
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    I’m a trillion times more positive that carbon based biological life existed or could have existed at one or more times on Mars than I expect intelligent life forms exist elsewhere in the universe.
     
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    Ssssshhhhhhhhh!!!!
     
  11. Ron Thorn

    Ron Thorn Gold Supporting Member

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    Capricorn 2 will find out, I’m sure.
     
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    They will find John Carter of Mars.... And Deja Thoris.

     
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  13. S. F. Sorrow

    S. F. Sorrow Member

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    Here's something very cool from 1957

     
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    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    I predict earth is approximately 500 years behind Mars in developement / undevelopement.
     
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    FTFY
     
  16. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

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    I'm unsure if we'll ever prove life ever existed on Mars but, if we do, it will be a big event in that we'll have plantary point of reference #2 for life.
     
  17. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't know that we could ever prove that life definitely never existed, though scientists are pretty good at extrapolating from data or discoveries. But lack of evidence doesn’t prove non existence. Maybe we could explore extensively enough to conclude that it’s very unlikely but that still wouldn’t disprove it.

    It wouldn't surprise me if we discovered that it has existed, or still does. Intellectually I mean, I’d still be blown away with the knowledge should it happen.
     
  18. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Member

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    More like 700,000 years ahead of us, I think. I think we'll see pretty persuasive evidence that life once existed. We may be able to find some remaining residue or "seeds" of previous life there. We may catch a glimpse there of our impending extinction here.
     
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  19. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    I certainly agree with your last sentence but i think we're closer than 700,000 years, but maybe more than 500.
    the real question is the timeline, from where we are now to completely gone and barely a trace left.
     
  20. Jazzandmore

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    I think we are doing a good job of seeing our impending extinction already. Or at least a lot of animal species are finding out.
     

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