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Dead?[edit]

All the links appear dead as does the Google result. Scream!! (talk) 21:32, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

I changed the links, but we might want to mention explicitly that the site no longer exists. Peter mqzp 21:41, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Boom. Done.--Token Conservative (talk) 17:38, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Not so fast. Apparently, the site was pulled by the hosting provider, the domain still hasn't expired. It's possible that the owner missed a payment. According to a rumor (see here), Skipper fell and broke his hip, so he may be temporarily unable to pay his hosting bills. If he gets better, the site will probably return.--ZooGuard (talk) 12:14, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Not dead[edit]

It's back and kicking since mid-April. Someone should change all the tenses again.--ZooGuard (talk) 20:30, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

And now it's the end of June...--ZooGuard (talk) 07:18, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

How to explain the NASA pic PIA16550??[edit]

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16550

To call Mars anamaly site a crank site, is not very respectful, of what time people put into searching for anomalies, that other so-called " main-stream scientists" didn't notice. Many assumptions or conclusions there may be not right, but in many caess are highly debatable, and once in a while these so-called "pseudo-investigators" hit on something where they may be right.... So, I would very much like to see your scientific explanation of the picture in the above link from NASA, which is also shown on the Mars Anomaly Site of JP Skipper. So, if RationalWIKI want to be taken serious themselves, respect should be shown in the first place. Appreciate your kind understanding//GeosAlien — Unsigned, by: GeosAlien / talk / contribs 20:20, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

You ask for the scientific explanation (it's probably shale), but don't mention what the "unscientific explanation provided by Mars Anomaly Research is. Marlow (talk) 20:10, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes it's just a shale, what about it? "Shales are typically deposited in very slow moving water and are often found in lakes and lagoonal deposits, in river deltas, on floodplains and offshore from beach sands." according to Wikipedia, which is probably why they're so interested in this rock formation. what's the Mars Anomaly explanation? BicyclewheelModerator 20:18, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
It's the last "report" published on the site - http://www.marsanomalyresearch.com/evidence-reports/2014/239/mhli-anomalies-4.htm As far as I could understand by a skim, the author sees in it evidence of tampering.--ZooGuard (talk) 20:28, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Okay: The point is that Skipper found pictures that show water presence on the surface of Mars even if it is a shale. Thus this so-called "crank" site, highlights things that other entities should make public, once they run into it. (NASA), and not keeping things under the hat... That is all.--GeosAlien (talk) 14:51, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

What? NASA publicized this as a picture of a shale (a formation associated with the past presence of liquid water), there is no evidence they're hiding anything. Mars' wetter past is no secret. Marlow (talk) 19:59, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to point out that Skipper is a degree or two less crazy than Richard Hoagland, who stated very confidently that this picture showed ruined motels and apartment blocks. Oy veh. Ithaca8 (talk) 23:46, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

"Improbable things happen"[edit]

The "Oribital Imagery" paragraph concludes with a link to that page. Isn't there an article about how, given large enough data sets, any pattern can be found? I think that would make a more appropriate link. —Kazitor, pending 10:44, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Giant Martian trees[edit]

Would they be related to the terrestrial Silicon trees? Anna Livia (talk) 16:56, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Lunar Expeditionary Force[edit]

Would the 'tardigrades on the moon' be an appropriate contribution - see [1] (and [2] for Mars) and other reputable sources. Anna Livia (talk) 17:27, 26 December 2019 (UTC)