Three days ago, NASA announced proof of liquid water on Mars. I was thrilled. What an amazing discovery! I honestly thought the news would be all over the story. I wasn’t home at the time of the original announcement, so when I came in the door, I turned on the TV to see what the news agencies were saying. That would be a big NOTHING. What I found was news that the pope was back home, and there was a big discussion over whether Trump or Putin got the harder questions on 60 Minutes. I changed the channel before they got to the Kardashians. My nerves couldn’t have handled that. Finally I caught a crawl across the bottom of the screen announcing water had been found on another plant. Yes, PLANT. At this point, the TV went off.
So there I was, stomping around the house, wondering if I wasn’t on the wrong planet. A day later, I discovered some people actually thought NASA found liquid water on Mars just to promote the movie, Martian. *head desk*
I’ve spent the last three days alternately depressed, excited, frustrated, and wondering who put stupid juice in the water.
In case you don’t really understand what the big deal is, there’s a video for that:
Bill Nye explains significance of liquid water on Mars. http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/bill-nye-explains-why-water-on-mars-matters-534065731547
In better news, today Google celebrated the discovery with a cute doodle: https://g.co/doodle/m4fgh2
How do you feel about the possibility of life on Mars?
Do you think there’s the possibility of intelligent life on other planets?
Would you be willing to take a trip to Mars?
Anybody understand the reference in the title?
Have a great day!