Friday, March 16, 2007

The Oceans of Mars

ESA - Mapping The Ice Layers On Mars
The amount of water trapped in frozen layers over Mars' south polar region is equivalent to a liquid layer about 11 metres deep covering the planet.

This new estimate comes from mapping the thickness of the dusty ice by the Mars Express radar instrument that has made more than 300 virtual slices through layered deposits covering the pole.

The radar sees through icy layers to the lower boundary, which in places is as deep as 3.7 kilometres below the surface.

If there is so much ice (water) on the polar surfaces of Mars, then is there also water inside the surface of the planet? I don't know if it would be frozen, but there would have to be water under the surface of Mars. Planetary bodies are multi-level eco systems which defy the imagination. Without some form of water, I would imagine a body of that size would collapse into a more dense form.

In the ancient texts, water is life. We think only of the water down here on earth, and the water that we know. Maybe there is a lot more to water than we know. Maybe understanding water holds the key to understanding the universe.

Rivers of water exist under the Sahara desert. In 2002 a team of Russian scientists found a river flowing under volcanic rock 500m below the surface. Water has also been found under deserts in China. The water is there, it is just that it is so deep we cannot get to it. We rely on "surface" water, because it easy to access surface water (ground water). The water deep inside the earth is very much out of our reach.

It occured to me that bodies in deep space may collapse when and if they lose their water (hydrogen). Water provides the magnetic resonance for particles to bond. If you lose the magnetic resonance the particles are going to explode out into space leaving a cloud. Whatever is left will collapse in on itself, into an extremely dense form (almost like a magnet).

If a planetary body loses it magnetic resonance it loses it identity (form). It is probably the same for stars. When you look at images of nebula you can see this. The clouds are suspended in something, otherwise everything would collapse together and nothing would exist. If what I am saying is correct, then Mars would have to be filled with water. On the surface the water is frozen into ice. A few thousand years is nothing in the life of a planet. Mars could easily have oceans again.

We think too much in terms of the physical material surface, what we can see, what we can touch. We have forgotten the wisdom of our ancestors: That the physical is a mirror, and there is something behind. What do you see in a mirror other than your own reflection?