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Offline martinr

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'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« on: March 17, 2007, 11:30:24 pm »
Apparently, scientists studying pictures from Nasa's Odyssey spacecraft have spotted what they think may be seven caves on the surface of Mars.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6461201.stm

Now we know where whitelackington' s secret dig was!

I hope he had permission to dig from the MCC (Martian Caving Committee Ltd). Or is is CMCC controlled?

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2007, 11:35:08 pm »
Any mines  ;D

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2007, 12:15:12 am »
Yeah, but they've all been gated.

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 01:20:13 pm »
Or are they actually Quarries and not Mines? :)
I'm not a complete idiot: some parts are missing!

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 02:49:04 pm »
would a spare bottle be suitable for exploring there ?  :thumbsup:

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2007, 04:18:54 pm »
Do you need a permit to visit them........yet
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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2007, 07:16:03 pm »
I emailed NASA, they said I need BCA insurance. But where's my card?

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2007, 09:39:26 pm »
What RCC defines were we can and cant bolt?
Has Biff already measured the cave entrances and built gates for them yet ;)

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2007, 09:46:03 pm »
What RCC defines were we can and cant bolt?
Has Biff already measured the cave entrances and built gates for them yet ;)
It's got nothing to do with NASA they are just supplying the transport.

Access is controlled by the Martian Caving Council and the rigging topo can be found in the latest edition of Mars Underground.
BCA insurance is desirable but not mandatory, the local cavers can give you more advice on flooding risks, high CO2 levels, etc.
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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2007, 09:52:44 pm »
What RCC defines were we can and cant bolt?
Has Biff already measured the cave entrances and built gates for them yet ;)
It's got nothing to do with NASA they are just supplying the transport.

Access is controlled by the Martian Caving Council and the rigging topo can be found in the latest edition of Mars Underground.
BCA insurance is desirable but not mandatory, the local cavers can give you more advice on flooding risks, high CO2 levels, etc.
Don't forget your Babel Fish(tm)
What about towel & peanuts?

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2007, 09:53:38 pm »
Don't Panic!
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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2007, 10:03:28 pm »
"Keep on Digging - Jrat 2008."

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2007, 10:20:50 pm »
With gravity on Mars only 38% of earth, SRT should be easier, or would it  :-\

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2007, 10:29:52 pm »
After 'Deep Thought' it is believed there is 42km of passage :alien:

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2007, 10:32:35 pm »
So no chance of a "World class system" then
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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2007, 09:40:09 am »
With gravity on Mars only 38% of earth, SRT should be easier, or would it  :-\

Gravitationally yes.
But the gasping for breath and being really really cold might put a downer on the trip.
Actually, on a dirty rope with a newish stop you might have problems descending as you will only have the weight of a child.

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2007, 10:26:33 am »
kit would need to be redesigned as the ropes could be thinner

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2007, 12:19:19 pm »
Don't tell Bush or he'll be sending troops there to flush out Osama Bin Laden.  Then again, it might not be a bad idea...

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2007, 03:11:16 pm »
Was anybody else hugely upset like me when the USA bombed the caves in Afghanistan?

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2007, 04:46:16 pm »
yes, bombing camps, houses, chinese embasies, red cross buildings and foreign media stations is fine.
but GODDAMMIT bombing the caves is the last straw.

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Re: 'Cave entrances' spotted on Mars
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2007, 06:37:23 pm »
I'm sure when the US visit the caves they will be thoroughly explored - but they won't publish the surveys!