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    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - NASA officials say plans for the Phoenix Mars Lander's second day of activities on Mars have been delayed.
    They say it's because of a problem in relaying communications from one of two Mars orbiters relaying commands from Earth. Fuk Li, manager of the Mars exploration program for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., says that a "transient event" on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter turned its UHF radio off. That stopped communications between it and the lander.


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    If there is life on Mars, it came from Earth on earlier spacecraft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    If there is life on Mars, it came from Earth on earlier spacecraft.

    They are pretty thorough in sterilizing what they send up, but it's possible.
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    There are no aliens on Mars. Maybe one day, when we start growing beans up there, but right now there are no jobs to take from hard working Martians.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    There are no aliens on Mars. Maybe one day, when we start growing beans up there, but right now there are no jobs to take from hard working Martians.
    OMG! You're killing me.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    OMG! You're killing me.:D
    Just saying.;)
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinxmchue View Post
    If there is life on Mars, it came from Earth on earlier spacecraft.
    Highly unlikely.
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    And just how would you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonnabend View Post
    And just how would you know?
    I'm guessing that the probability that a microorganism suited for life on Mars got onto one of our landers and survived the trip is near zero.
    Last edited by The Night Owl; 05-30-2008 at 11:49 PM.
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    I'm guessing that the probability that a microorganism suited for life on Mars got onto one of our landers and survived the trip is near zero.
    ....and you know this...how?

    You have degrees in microbiology, extraterrestrial sciences? Do you work for NASA?
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