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Water on Mars: What Could it Mean?

Updated on August 7, 2011


What it Means

Now that the scientists have concluded that there is running water on Mars, what could it mean?

Firstly the scientists will tell you that it could mean that life could have once been on Mars, or life is still on Mars. It could also mean that life could yet form on the planet.

What it also means though is they would be able to build facilities on Mars.

Water is very heavy and so building a facility where there is no water is very expensive to maintain, having to supply the water to the facility.

Having water available also means that there is Hydrogen and Oxygen [H2O], meaning that they could produce their own oxygen for breathing and energy from the site.

I do not think that they have just made this discovery. I believe they have known for a good time and it is this find that has led them to the abandoning of the Space Shuttle program and the Russians soon closure of the Space Station.

I believe that now a shuttle will evolve, that can make return trips to Mars and a research station will be built there to replace the space station.


The Possibilities

Mars is smaller than Earth; this means that there is less atmosphere for the telescopes to see through. It also means that there is less gravity, meaning space craft would need less fuel to break clear of the planets pull.

If the proper facilities were built on Mars, it would be a far more efficient place to continue our space explorations from.

Also, with facilities built to house geologists to explore the planet, this could become a scientist’s dream location.

What old or new minerals and ores will be found? This could lead to mining facilities being built.

All of these of course, would need the relevant infrastructures and amenities, cooks, cleaners and maybe even agriculture specialists. Transport, complete with the maintenance crews.

In other words a migration from our planet could start.

Ancient Ruins

On Mars
On Mars


Let us not forget history though, or at least our knowledge of it.

In our ancient past, our ancestors the Sumerians, the Hopi and the Dogon, to mention a few, have all told of visitors from outer space. According to these stories these aliens were mostly concerned with mining.

If this were true, why would these aliens ignore Mars? They wouldn’t have, if they were capable of mining Earth I am sure that they would have also mined Mars.

Some have already suspected that certain sights on Mars appear to be of ancient ruins.

Will our explorations of Mars prove the existence of extra terrestrials?

Some people have even speculated that our ancient ancestor’s aliens were in fact Martians.

Why not? Mars is believed to be a lot older than Earth, if civilization evolved as quickly there as it did here, then they could have preceded us by millions of years.

As their water supplies on the planet diminished they looked to migrate. Stopping by a local planet [Earth], to mine the facilities needed for their interstellar voyage, moved on to another star system.

Could the finding of water on Mars lead to a migration from our planet or to us finally learning the truth about our past?


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Very interesting and has to be voted up.

      Take care


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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Interesting article, but I don't know rafken, the Martian atmosphere is very tenuous and probably lacks the sufficient atmospheric pressure needed for water to remain in the liquid state. i could see ice, or wisps of water vapor, but very little. The planet's enviroment may have well been different enough eons ago to speculate on water being in greater abudance and making its mark on the planet.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      melpor - That is not vegetation just different colored rock. If the picture was doctored, they could, with an easy conscience say that. They are not saying: water once flowed there, they are saying water IS flowing there. They are not denying its Mars. They are just saying "we must not believe all that we see". I'LL HAVE TO GET THE NAME OF THEIR[or your] OPTICIAN.

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      Melvin Porter 6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Rafken, this photo is not a picture of Mars surface. I see trees or evidence of vegetation growing there. This picture is doctored or taken from a location on Earth. Be careful, when they said they see evidence that water once flowed there they are referring to the geological evidence (erosion) that indicates water once flowed there probably when the polar cap was was receding (melting) .

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      There are roads and trails it looks like and the structure is about as natural as a 57' Chevy. They should be sending rovers there to look for life. really intrigueing. Thanks


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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Peter - They say that it can be explained by natural causes. I don't know of any straight lines in nature!!!! The "tracks" look ominous to me though.

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      The photo you call 'Ancient Ruins' what kind of explanation accompnies it? An incredible photo. And another wonderful story, Thanks,