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It really makes you appreciate life here on Earth. If this is true, we can forget teraforming Mars any time soon.

Not necessarily... From what I understand a pretty common theory of terraforming involves a large strike like this to kick up debris and help build/rebuild the atmosphere. It's all speculation though, at this point.
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The damn rover found something it shouldn't have...
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Mars could have another moon after that, or a ring. Imagine a ring around it like Saturn. wow.jpg
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Why would assume that? Mars is really really far away...

Not at all, in a cosmic scale.
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Wouldn't this be an opportunity to go and try to deflect this thing from hitting Mars to gain experience in case we needed to protect Earth from one? I'm also thinking something hitting Mars could affect the rest of the solar system.
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Is this really a comet, or the Higgs Boson?
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Is this really a comet, or the Higgs Boson?
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The damn rover found something it shouldn't have...

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All i have to say is thank you that its hitting mars and not the earth. thumb.gif
Because with the way we fund science in the world today we have no way of stopping something that big and fast in 5 years let alone 1 year.
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Wouldn't this be an opportunity to go and try to deflect this thing from hitting Mars to gain experience in case we needed to protect Earth from one? I'm also thinking something hitting Mars could affect the rest of the solar system.

You read my mind. The problem is it take so long to go there. Almost 1 year. Most likely a 1 way trip if they fail.
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