Thanks crystal, that is a lot of interesting information. What you have shared will become a lot more interesting, and pertinent, when the "powers that be" decide to stop the "smoke-screening" about life on Mars. There is a "mountain" of evidence of signs of life being there, either now, or in the past, or both. And the evidence of life, underground, such as you presented, is there too. So, the truth will come out, hopefully sooner than later.
Test shows Mars soil has nutrients for life
Also note that the atmosphere has increased on Mars... that they now have found water... cloud formations precipitation.. and the magnetic field seems to be improving...
What is the bet that we are already terraforming Mars for human habitation? Note all the conspirital sites that mention how all these key player scientists that would be useful for creating a new world are disappearing.. or murdered ? Could some of these have been faked... and sent to other worlds? http://www.apfn.org/.../scientists.htm
Look if we could land on the Moon 50 years ago.. with the technology of that time... imagine what we are accomplishing now? And the fact that they are initiating a 100 year Star Trek type trip throughout our galaxy to find and colonize other worlds... in the next decade , means that we have got our act together and successfully colonized another world.. proved that it can be done and decided to take it further.. especially with the gazillions that could be made with the mining industry on these planets..