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Quetzalcoatl's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by Quetzalcoatl

Wosret-

Hey! Maybe we won't need to resurrect the mammoth! Maybe -- maybe we can find one on mars!


An author named Stephen Baxter wrote a book about just that subject. Admittedly, the mammoths were resurrected by us first, then transported there, but even so.

Auld-

Great! Now we can drill for water in Mars. The trick is to figure how to transport it back.


I presume you're joking there? What it does mean is that a Martian colony could become a viable proposition if it is sited near a sufficiently large subterranean body of water.

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:46:00 UTC | #274089