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NASA Says Presence Of Diving Board On Mars Confirms Planet May Have Once
Contained Water
Today 10:31amSEE MORE: NASA

WASHINGTON—Saying the groundbreaking discovery could help shed new light
on the history of the Red Planet, NASA announced Friday that a diving
board found on Mars confirmed that the planet may have at one point
contained water. “While the board itself is now completely cracked and
arid, the very fact of its existence means that we can state with a high
degree of certainty that water once appeared on the Martian surface,”
said NASA acting administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., telling
reporters that after studying the length and springiness of the board,
scientists had concluded that the surrounding water source had a maximum
depth of 8 feet, though it likely tapered into a shallow end on the
opposite side. “If you look closely, you can see indications of water
damage on the board’s finish, as well as a slight rusting around the
metal springs. We also uncovered a few desiccated fragments of what we
believe was once a lifeguard chair in close proximity.” Lightfoot added
that the presence of water did not necessarily suggest life on Mars, as
any source near the diving board would most likely not have been potable
due to high levels of chlorine.

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Kevrob
2018-05-12 03:28:57 UTC
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NASA Says Presence Of Diving Board On Mars Confirms Planet May Have Once
Contained Water
Today 10:31amSEE MORE: NASA
WASHINGTON—Saying the groundbreaking discovery could help shed new light
on the history of the Red Planet, NASA announced Friday that a diving
board found on Mars confirmed that the planet may have at one point
contained water. “While the board itself is now completely cracked and
arid, the very fact of its existence means that we can state with a high
degree of certainty that water once appeared on the Martian surface,”
said NASA acting administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., telling
reporters that after studying the length and springiness of the board,
scientists had concluded that the surrounding water source had a maximum
depth of 8 feet, though it likely tapered into a shallow end on the
opposite side. “If you look closely, you can see indications of water
damage on the board’s finish, as well as a slight rusting around the
metal springs. We also uncovered a few desiccated fragments of what we
believe was once a lifeguard chair in close proximity.” Lightfoot added
that the presence of water did not necessarily suggest life on Mars, as
any source near the diving board would most likely not have been potable
due to high levels of chlorine.
I'm getting an image of a thark doing a 4-armed breast stroke in the Iss.

Kevin R
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2018-05-12 15:35:25 UTC
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NASA Says Presence Of Diving Board On Mars Confirms Planet May Have Once
Contained Water
Today 10:31amSEE MORE: NASA
WASHINGTON—Saying the groundbreaking discovery could help shed new light
on the history of the Red Planet, NASA announced Friday that a diving
board found on Mars confirmed that the planet may have at one point
contained water. “While the board itself is now completely cracked and
arid, the very fact of its existence means that we can state with a high
degree of certainty that water once appeared on the Martian surface,”
said NASA acting administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., telling
reporters that after studying the length and springiness of the board,
scientists had concluded that the surrounding water source had a maximum
depth of 8 feet, though it likely tapered into a shallow end on the
opposite side. “If you look closely, you can see indications of water
damage on the board’s finish, as well as a slight rusting around the
metal springs. We also uncovered a few desiccated fragments of what we
believe was once a lifeguard chair in close proximity.” Lightfoot added
that the presence of water did not necessarily suggest life on Mars, as
any source near the diving board would most likely not have been potable
due to high levels of chlorine.
I'm getting an image of a thark doing a 4-armed breast stroke in the Iss.
Kevin R
I'm just a bit curious how they did a
#1 Thark (play) in 1927, and/or
#2 Thark (film) in 1932.
But,,,,, not so concerned that I'll search further.
Quadibloc
2018-05-12 15:59:31 UTC
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I'm just a bit curious how they did a
#1 Thark (play) in 1927, and/or
#2 Thark (film) in 1932.
But,,,,, not so concerned that I'll search further.
The film was based on the play. The play was about an English country house named
"Thark" which was haunted, not the race of Martian creatures.

John Savard
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2018-05-12 19:10:40 UTC
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I'm just a bit curious how they did a
#1 Thark (play) in 1927, and/or
#2 Thark (film) in 1932.
But,,,,, not so concerned that I'll search further.
The film was based on the play. The play was about an English country house named
"Thark" which was haunted, not the race of Martian creatures.
John Savard
Oh. Thank you for that.

So, absolutely no connection with:
Tharks, a tribe of creatures on the fictional planet of Barsoom,
created by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the 1917 novel A Princess of Mars.
OK.
Dimensional Traveler
2018-05-12 23:28:02 UTC
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I'm just a bit curious how they did a
#1 Thark (play) in 1927, and/or
#2 Thark (film) in 1932.
But,,,,, not so concerned that I'll search further.
The film was based on the play. The play was about an English country house named
"Thark" which was haunted, not the race of Martian creatures.
John Savard
Oh.  Thank you for that.
 Tharks, a tribe of creatures on the fictional planet of Barsoom,
created by Edgar Rice Burroughs for the 1917 novel A Princess of Mars.
OK.
Unless the owner of the house really like the book....
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