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Mars waking up updated. [ 2021.12.16 ] Mars waking up
Log entry: Mars waking up
Log author: by Amenoum
Log date: 2021.12.16
I have hypothesized in my works that extreme changes in conditions on Mars' surface are correlated with extreme changes in conditions on Earth's surface - as Earth's surface is becoming sterile with extinctions, Mars' surface should be increasing habitability, at least partially. Some evidence for this exists, but new and very strong evidence has recently been revealed. Water has been detected within the top meter of soil in the area of Valles Marineris on Mars. Under current conditions in Martian atmosphere at the equator (pressure/temperature) water there cannot be stable - it has to evaporate. Therefore, its presence suggests that, either it is being replenished or it has been delivered there recently [from the deep]. Of course, if you believe in uniformitarianism (absolute uniformity of nature, constant rates of geological events), you'll believe in another option - the water is ancient, but it is kept stable by some unknown special mechanism. While that option cannot be absolutely ruled out, it is the least probable. The water may be replenished constantly, but it doesn't make sense that this process started long time ago - it would imply that Mars is constantly losing water [to space]. Why would the water that previously existed in atmosphere be compressed and stored into crust, only to be slowly released into space? From the perspective of life, that makes sense only if water is going to be replenished again (eg. with cometary bombardment) or if Mars is dead. While cometary bombardment of Mars certainly cannot be ruled out, everything suggests that Mars ain't dead (only the surface is currently devoid of complex life). Most likely, this water is young and it is a part of terraforming of Martian surface, synchronized with marsforming of Earth's surface.
UPDATE 2022.12.11 Mars has been in the news often recently. Liquid subglacial water as the result of geothermal activity has been discovered on Mars' South Pole. The significant and frequent seismic activity (over 1300 marsquakes) has been recorded by InSight lander. Among related discoveries is the warm region some 30-50 km below the surface at the equator, consistent with molten magma - a mantle plume 3600-4000 km in diameter. Completely unexpected, but only 50000 years old ash deposits have been found on the surface in the area and the activity of the region even suggests upcoming eruption in near future. Big surprises for mainstream science, but completely in line with my predictions.