New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars.
Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times.
“Our quest on Mars has been to ‘follow the water,’ in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we’ve long suspected,” said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water -- albeit briny -- is flowing today on the surface of Mars.”https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars/
I still don't see terra forming happening anytime soon. No magnetosphere.
Fuck yarrr! Bring that movie on, I'm ready for it!
Can you picture a solid core in Saturn moving that fast??? That's insane. I think it's either a solid core or the gases are somehow going into super spin cycle near the center where they collapse within themselves.
One of my favorite sci fi books, "the algebraist" posits the theory that the best place to put a worm hole is in a la grange point. It's kind of a spoiler but towards the end they find out advanced life forms have been using natural worm holes in the center of gasey giants like Jupiter as wormholes.
I mean think of the mass involved in a planet full of nothing but gas that size. What happens at the center where the gravitational forces are absolutely tremendous? Does it tear a fabric through space/time? Is that what's pulling in debris from saturns rings?