Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
“Don’t believe them, don’t fear them, don’t ask
anything of them.”
^ Good on you for volunteering!
Conjecturing out of his arse. Mars is not like Earth at any stage of its tectonic history.“Mars is at a primitive stage of plate tectonics. It gives us a glimpse of how the early Earth may have looked and may help us understand how plate tectonics began on Earth,” said researcher An Yin, the lead scientists examining Mars tectonics.
No surpirises there.“When I studied the satellite images from Mars, many of the features looked very much like fault systems I have seen in the Himalayas and Tibet, and in California as well, including the geomorphology,” said Yin.
There have been tectonic systems active on Mars in the past when it still had a hot active mantle.
Think...once in a while...don't quite understand...maybe...“I think the fault is probably still active, but not every day. It wakes up every once in a while over a very long duration — perhaps every million years or more,” said Yin. ”I don’t quite understand why the plates are moving with such a large magnitude or what the rate of movement is — maybe Mars has a different form of plate tectonics.”
Not really evidence of a Marsquake at all is it.
Of course it's possible there is still some tectonic activity along old fault lines but this guy is bucking for funding and grasping at flimsy data.
I just attended the International Geological Congress being held in my city and there are a lot of whackjobs that don't deserve their doctorates out there. Did you know there are some geologists out there that believe in ether theory (disproved in the 19th century), and an expanding Earth (disproved by satellite measurements and GPS readings).
I'm very interested to hear of any geologic related Mars news from Curiosity, but I doubt it will be able to detect any large scale tectonic forces at work.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
^ I thought you might be interested in this; Of course it's conjecture at this point. I would hope Mars has some genuine surprises waiting to be uncovered.
With what we know about "life" and the extremes it's been found in here on earth (volcanoes [terrestial], and the deep ocean vents at hundreds of degrees Celsius, I will not be waiting with baited anything; I'll be shocked if they find NO evidence of life; both present and past.
Interactive 360 degree panorama of the Mars Curiosity landing site.
Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2
"Thailand is way past the days of tuna, pineapples, and bargirls." - Sharky
^cool. it looks like a dry riverbed in the foreground
Wow. So mind blowing
I think it got washed out (over exposed). Not sure though.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
^ Links, links please. A good healthy chuckle, for sure, thanks.