|TeenerTot - 2013-10-10 |
That's not gold. It's Martian pee!
|SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-10-10 |
"Any country that goes to Mars will clearly become a world power."
I think being a world power already is kind of a prerequisite for being able to visit Mars, Einstein.
His ability to tell it's not only gold, but the quality of said gold, from Google Mars speaks to a genius-level intellect.
|Bhiu - 2013-10-10 |
This fool's youtube gold. amipyrite?
|SolRo - 2013-10-10 |
Giving a whole new meaning to 'fools gold'.
Just so much stupid required for this leap. Even watching one of those idiotic gold mining reality tv shows would disprove all his assumptions.
Yeah, but imagine if we could convince some rich idiot that there was gold on Mars. We could get someone to start a colony there, and buy it at bargain-basement prices after they realize they've blown all their cash on a "waste."
Instant Mars colony at minimal taxpayer expense. Someone call Glenn Beck!
Looking at the video again, I realized I gave this guy too much credit.
He has no assumptions, or logic, just 'gold color picture = gold'. If I knew where he lived I'd take all his money by selling him chocolate gold coins at 2/3 the gold market price.
|gravelstudios - 2013-10-10 |
Are we sure this isn't a joke? This seems like a joke to me.
The man runs a channel called UFO Sighting News.
I don't think it's a joke.
|Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2013-10-10 |
Of course there's gold dust on Mars. How else do you expect the Ice Warriors to defend themselves against the Cybermen?
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2013-10-10 |
I think it'd be great if we found gold on Mars. Then all of those "gold is the only real money!" goldbug google ron paul obsessives would realize they were tallking about a metal common'r than iron, just a planet away. Then they'd shut up for once.
There's a controversial theory that a lot of the light siderophilic (iron loving) metals originated in giant Earth collisions over 4 billion years ago. Some geologists also believe that chunks of Mars collided with Earth in its early history. There's most definitely plenty of valuable metal right on the surface of Mars that can be simply scooped up in the form of dust. Of course there's gold on Mars, somewhere, but not a giant hill made of it freely available to see on Google Mars.
mars may not have much rare earth (mars?) metal on its surface since the theory goes that earths crust has relatively high metal content because of the planetary collision we had 4bn years ago that formed the moon and our big iron core (suck on it martians!). It's pretty much the only reason earth has life sustaining conditions while mars cooled off and died several billion years ago.
But i'd still check those martian volcanos, as most of the gold and diamonds on earth are concentrated/deposited by them.
Martian surface is dotted with meteorites of pure metal, lacking an atmosphere thick enough to burn up the biggest of them.
The surface of Mars is rich with valuable basalts like ilmenite. Fluorides can be used to extract titanium and iron from ilmenite. No problem finding fluorides and chlorides on Mars.
The giant volcanic fossae that extend thousands of miles across the surface of Mars, if they're anything like the volcanic troughs on Earth, are likely rife with all kinds of metals. Perhaps not gold, but titanium, platinum, iron, nickel, chromium, copper, and other metals.
A diversity of metal would likely not be a problem for colonists there. Finding a purpose in life maybe, not being scared of running our of water and air, that kind of thing.
|Meerkat - 2013-10-10 |
Thar's hills in thet thar gold!
|memedumpster - 2013-10-10 |
It's not that this person literally believes that all that glitters is gold, he also believes that NASA is hiding gold from him, like some kind of underfunded government leprechaun. Yet another person with the world's information at their finger tips, choosing instead to piss (yellow gold piss) into their own mouths.
Even if there were mountains of gold on Mars, NASA wouldn't hide it nor give much of a shit aside from figuring out how the hell so much gold is there. Mars gold would essentially be worthless because it would cost many times more than its earth market value to go there, dig it up, and bring it back.
In space, water is literally (seriously, literally) more valuable than gold because it can be used for fuel and oxygen that otherwise costs thousands of dollars per pound to launch into space.
Engage Sci-Fi Geek!
Water being valuable in space is why any sci-fi movie that posits an invasion based on Earth having water they can steal is poorly researched and even more unrealistic than the norm. There are any number of comets they could grab or even go cruising through Saturn's rings for all the water they could want.
Deuterium is another matter, but no movie has looked into something like that yet, AFAIK.
Only makes sense if the aliens are from one of the inner rocky planets, earth is the main oasis here.
But we're long past the scifi era where that was used.
There is a lithium shortage in the universe. Warp drive ain't cheap.
Deuterium is all over the place in space. The moon is covered in hydrogen-3 (tritium) which is useful for all kinds of applications similar to deuterium. Currently we've got a problem with hydrogen-3 supplies on Earth, since the main supply, taking apart warheads, is dwindling.
Enough that China has said it will bring back four shuttleloads of tritium a year from the Moon and provide enough energy for all people of the world. China is insane.
You sure have a wierd way of spelling 'awesome'
I commend their ambitions, but even China can't process millions of tons of moon dust a year on the moon.
They also wanted to build a rail system equivalent in size to the United States' system within 5 years, despite everybody saying that there is not enough steel on the planet to do this, and it would be physically impossible to produce, mine, refine and import that much raw material in that amount of time, let alone get it built and working. The idea that within 20 years China will want to have these megalithic mining operations on the moon should at least get us back in the space race.
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