This is huge: *current* liquid water on Mars.

Started by trdsf, July 25, 2018, 03:26:12 PM

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Mr.Obvious

Quote from: Cavebear on November 09, 2018, 10:58:24 AM
I'm hoping to die while my cats are outside in Springtime.  Seriously, I don't want my family to discover they ate me.  I wouldn't care, of course, being dead, but it might have a reduction in finding them new homes...

Idunno Cave.
Family members would be bringing a little piece of you into their homes as a memento.
Literally as well as figuratively. But still.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

Gawdzilla Sama

Cave, I have a sign over my mailbox.

"If mail is not picked up for three days please ask police to make a health and safety check."

It's "magnetic", so I can take it in if I'm going to be away from home for any time. Pet sitter takes in the mail if I'm on vacation.

I always have food and water out for ~2 weeks.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Baruch

Quote from: Mr.Obvious on November 12, 2018, 06:07:41 AM
Idunno Cave.
Family members would be bringing a little piece of you into their homes as a memento.
Literally as well as figuratively. But still.

Corpse parts of saints, were considered in early Christianity, to have magical powers.  Matrons would bring them to worship on Sunday.  This bothered the clergy, this is when they insisted putting them in reliquaries under the altar.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Cavebear

Quote from: Mr.Obvious on November 12, 2018, 06:07:41 AM
Idunno Cave.
Family members would be bringing a little piece of you into their homes as a memento.
Literally as well as figuratively. But still.

Well, yeah, but doesn't that make the first litterbox poop a bit weird?  I mean, should it be saved with my ashes or something?  ;)
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Cavebear

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on November 12, 2018, 06:12:43 AM
Cave, I have a sign over my mailbox.

"If mail is not picked up for three days please ask police to make a health and safety check."

It's "magnetic", so I can take it in if I'm going to be away from home for any time. Pet sitter takes in the mail if I'm on vacation.

I always have food and water out for ~2 weeks.

Outstanding idea!  Though my cats will eat dry food until they throw up.  No self-control whatsoever (my fault, they aren't used to it).  The mailbox message is fantastic...  The mail deliverer would see.  The newspaper deliverer would see.

I'll get right on THAT idea.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Gawdzilla Sama

Use a metered feeder, they might be skinnier when help comes, but they won't expire.

And I hope you never need any of this. :hugs:
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Baruch

My cats will have to fight with my roaches, for my leavings.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Gawdzilla Sama

Can you move that along, please. There's a good lad.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Baruch

Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on November 16, 2018, 06:45:29 AM
Can you move that along, please. There's a good lad.

Join all the lovely demons in Washington DC why don't you?  Give them your wisdom?
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

trdsf

"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Unbeliever

HOORAY! We can never have too many landers on Mars!
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Unbeliever

#266
I just heard (from Veritasium) that the latest Mars lander will be able to detect ground motion smaller than the diameter of a hydrogen atom! WTF?

Finally, we may be able to find out what the interior of Mars is like.
God Not Found
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Shiranu

Quote from: Unbeliever on November 26, 2018, 07:15:35 PM
I just heard (from Veritasium) that the latest Mars lander will be able to detect ground motion smaller than the diameter of a hydrogen atom! WTF?

Finally, we may be able to find out what the interior of Mars is like.

Huh. That is rather small.
Every day is a good day to *remove from server* an autocrat.

trdsf

Quote from: Unbeliever on November 26, 2018, 07:15:35 PM
I just heard (from Veritasium) that the latest Mars lander will be able to detect ground motion smaller than the diameter of a hydrogen atom! WTF?

Finally, we may be able to find out what the interior of Mars is like.
They turned the sensors on during the flight, since they expected no vibrations in space.  They wanted to see what absolute quiet looked like.  Turns out there was a small, steady fluctuation -- the seismometers were picking up their own atomic thermal vibrations.

I mean, dayamn.

Anyway, the seismometers are sensitive enough that they will be able to pick up the surface waves from marsquakes, as well as the P and S waves, and they will be able to use those to pinpoint the epicenter of the quake -- yes, they're going to triangulate from a single point.  That blew my mind as much as the sensitivity of the device.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole, it is complete, it is total, and I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution." -- Barbara Jordan

Baruch

Quote from: Shiranu on November 26, 2018, 07:24:25 PM
Huh. That is rather small.

The "Tremors" like monsters there will shake things up ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.