DailyDirt: Water, Water, Everywhere... In The Universe?

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Water is an essential substance for life (as we know it), so it's not too surprising that as we look for evidence of extraterrestrial life, we often start by looking for signs of water. (We also look for water on places like the moon because locations near water/ice would be nice if we ever want to build a lunar base.) Here are just a few links on finding water in our solar system and beyond. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 28th, 2014 @ 5:29pm

    ARE WE ALONG - well I am

    "Charged Hydrogen ion" and Ion is a charged particle, so by definition charged hydrogen are hydrogen ions, and hydrogen ions are charged hydrogen,

    where did we come from? where we are now.

    you saying science does not know "how the universe works".
    NASA and the rest of science for all of history have been asking that question, and you expect NASA to provide definitive answers to those questions ? in the next 30 years..

    Yea right..

     

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    editor-b, Jan 29th, 2014 @ 2:18am

    Indeed, is there fossils or life elsewhere? But, isnít the emergence and maintenance of life a process of radical contingency? That is, is a unique and unrepeatable past totally necessary? Or does life emerge through space like mushrooms when some conditions are present? So, how many conditions are necessary: three, four, trillions, infinite? Only one, water or any sort of God? Is God the word that means infinite conditions, absolute necessity? Anyway, how did the life that emerge in a given conditions resist when switching to a different moment? How does life resist time itself, the effects of entropy? But, is it possible for human beings to recognise a simpler life than their own brain only? On the other hand, beyond likeness, is it possible to recognise a complex life than their brain, is this the extra-terrestrial life that some people are searching unsuccessfully? However, is there an origin of life or would it be as finding a cut in the material history of the universe, an infinite void that human language patches now? Along these lines, there is a peculiar book, a short preview in http://goo.gl/rfVqw6 Just another suggestion in order to free-think for a while

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 29th, 2014 @ 3:21am

    Remember when a few years ago, everyone was saying that Earth is the only planet with water on it...

     

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    Sacredjunk, Jan 29th, 2014 @ 3:53am

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    These days, the saying is that Earth is the only planet with chocolate on it!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 29th, 2014 @ 1:05pm

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    no, they have known of water in many planets, in fact MOST planets, astroids, and other bodies, including THE MOON. and Jupitors moons as well. Saturns rings. all water..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 29th, 2014 @ 1:08pm

    Re:

    "But, is it possible for human beings to recognise a simpler life than their own brain only? "

    what, YES, can you recognise that a cat is life???? or an ant ?

    "However, is there an origin of life or would it be as finding a cut in the material history of the universe, an infinite void that human language patches now? "

    you are just a bit crazy right ? Go back to your infinite void of human language patches, NOW!

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 30th, 2014 @ 1:47pm

    Re: Is God the word that means infinite conditions, absolute necessity?

    Or is it just a matter of being proactively results-focused and utilizing agile Creation methodologies, while avoiding the 7 habits of unsuccessful Universes?

     

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