Martian soil could support life

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  1. Earley
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    This blows my mind.

    You can grow asparagus in it.



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7477310.stm
     
  2. dash
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    Our new home!!
    I love asparagus.
     
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    I wonder what martian asparagus would taste like? Time to buy some real estate on the red planet.
     
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    lol. Asparagus is yuk.
     
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    Will it still make my pee smell funny?
     
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    That's pretty incredible.
     
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    So very flabbergasting.
     
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    I can think of something else Id like to try and grow.

    WTB Martian potting soil...and grow lights.

    Not that surprising..this just confirms whats been said already. Nice to have the confirmation.

    The real news will be if they find evidence of past life...I hope they do. A few books will need to be rewritten.
     
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    Id go visit. Dont care too much for veggies but a trip to the red planet to see the fields would be great.
     
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    We should grow asparagus on Mars to make the kids want to go to farther away planets

    At first when I read this I thought you said the real new would be past life and their books

    Its been a long day
     
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    You should eat your veggies you know. They care for you.
     
  12. Well, atleast we can grow something there. I'd say that could be the foundation of terraforming and colonizing the planet by, say, 2030-2040 (most likely not, but then again, I like to dream about space things)
     
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    I think it would be awesome if we could live there within any of our lifetimes but probably not
     
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    200 years after they colonize mars..they will revolt..and split from us...then come back and invade us..from Mars!!!

    We have met the enemy!!..and we are them!! - pogo
     
  15. Edan
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    Step 1: Colonize Mars
    Step 2: Send a guy named "John Stalvern" to Mars.
    Step 3: He is the demons
    Step 4: ????
    Step 5: Profit!

    So we confirmed that Martian soil could potentially grow plants. Cue mass of speculative fiction about Mars in the coming years.
     
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    We should grow asparagus on Mars and sell it to stupid people for $1000s and then maybe make a small profit
     
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    The math there would never result in profit. lol
     
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    Can I grow weed there? If not, I dont care.
     
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    Hey the French sell WATER to the Americans for $2 you can make a profit on anything if there are stupid people out there.
     
  20. Meemo
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    Obviously you are replacing the variables ???? with the wrong thing then.
     

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