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Deep groundwater system on Mars?Edit

Of possible interest? => In March 2019, scientists reported evidence that suggests the planet Mars, in some near-equatorial regions, currently contains a deep groundwater system.[1][2]

ALSO - In April 2019, scientists reported confirming the presence of methane on the planet Mars, and determining that the source of the methane likely came from an ice sheet about 300 miles east of Gale Crater. The Curiosity rover is currently exploring Gale Crater.[3][4][5] - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:37, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

ALSO - Researchers reported the possibility of ancient life on the planet Mars based on microscopic studies of the Allan Hills 77005 (ALH-77005) Martian meteorite found on Earth.[6][7] - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 17:50, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

@Drbogdan: Thanks. I took a short break from the digital world. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 14:43, 6 April 2019 (UTC)


  1. ^ Abotalib, Abotalib Z.; Heggy, Essam (28 March 2019). "A deep groundwater origin for recurring slope lineae on Mars". Nature Geoscience. 12: 235–241. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ University of Southern California (28 March 2019). "New evidence of deep groundwater on Mars - Researchers suggests that deep groundwater can generate surface streams on Mars". EurekAlert!. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ Giuranna, Marco; et al. (1 April 2019). "Independent confirmation of a methane spike on Mars and a source region east of Gale Crater". Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0331-9. Retrieved 1 April 2019. Explicit use of et al. in: |author= (help)
  4. ^ Galey, Patrick (1 April 2019). "Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars". Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ Chang, Kenneth (1 April 2019). "Something on Mars Is Producing Gas Usually Made by Living Things on Earth - Mars emits methane, a European orbiter has confirmed. But scientists can't say yet whether the source is geological or biological". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  6. ^ De Gruyter (4 April 2019). "Life on Mars? - A Martian meteorite discovered 40 years ago delivers fresh evidence that life once existed on Mars". EurekAlert!. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  7. ^ Gyollai, Ildikó; et al. (29 March 2019). "Mineralized biosignatures in ALH-77005 Shergottite - Clues to Martian Life?". De Gruyter. Retrieved 4 April 2019.

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Hello. When I look at the History tab of any page, I am now seeing additional functions at the top that I do not want to see or use. They appear in a large rectangle and state: "Show revision history" and has two fields bellow to complete. The first field states: "To date: " The second field states: "Tag filter". I do not want to use or see this option but I am unable to inactivate every time I open a History tab. Any help making it go away will be appreciated. Thanks Rowan Forest (talk) 00:05, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Rowan Forest, this is due to a recent change to the MediaWiki software. There is some discussion about it at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Hideous history page. – bradv🍁 01:01, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

April 2019Edit

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Rowan Forest - Sorry to template you like this. I'm doing this in order to be a completely neutral party and to be fair to all users involved, and make sure that everyone is treated exactly the same (which includes leaving the same warning for everyone). :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:10, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Never mind; please disregard the warning I left you above. I just realized that this IP user is part of a range that I just blocked earlier today due to IP-hopping vandalism, disruption, and other abuse. I apologize for leaving the warning and messages above before realizing the connection here... :-) ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 12:28, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
No problem. That was one nasty disruptor that knows the strings, and unless the administrator looks into the story, they usually get away with it. Rowan Forest (talk) 14:49, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Methane on Mars?Edit

Possible ArticlesEdit

I am preparing a few articles that may require for checking by a more experienced editor.

Would it be possible for you to check them out?

Thank you

LOBOSKYJOJO (talk) 05:07, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Water loss on Mars?Edit

Recent refs[1][2] seem to help explain some of the loss of water over the years on the planet Mars - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:29, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

FWIW - seems a lot of water may have been found on Mars?[3][4] - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 02:30, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
Well, they already knew of the polar ice cap. I believe the new understanding is that it was deposited in layers along with sand, giving interesting clues to climate change on Mars. Very interesting. Rowan Forest (talk) 17:18, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Finding Life on Mars?Edit

Seeems the best way to find life on Mars may largely depend on the type of Martian rocks studied, according to several references[1][2] - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 14:49, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Strange. Rowan Forest (talk) 14:55, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
Several other refs re the search for life (look for signs of pasta?) on Mars[3][4] - iac - Enjoy! :) Drbogdan (talk) 22:27, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
It's always nice to watch this talk page. PaleoNeonate – 02:51, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
Microscopic morphology alone will not do, but it certainly can be a trigger to use the analyzers on it. Cheers, Rowan Forest (talk) 13:25, 31 May 2019 (UTC)


New JAXA missionEdit

Well, word has been out,[1] so I did a quick update on some pages. JAXA's ISAS division made their pick of the next Large-class mission, and it's the space physics mission, LiteBIRD. Also chosen was a Medium-class mission called JASMINE, an IR astrometry mission[2] (similar in function to ESA's Gaia spacecraft). Kind regards, Hms1103 (talk) 21:40, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

@Hms1103: thanks. I may slow down my edits for the summer. All the best. Rowan Forest (talk) 13:27, 31 May 2019 (UTC)

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