We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:57 PM
Mars May Be Habitable Today, Scientists Say
LOS ANGELES — While Mars was likely a more hospitable place in its wetter, warmer past, the Red Planet may still be capable of supporting microbial life today, some scientists say.
Ongoing research in Mars-like places such as Antarctica and Chile's Atacama Desert shows that microbes can eke out a living in extremely cold and dry environments, several researchers stressed at "The Present-Day Habitability of Mars" conference held here at the University of California Los Angeles this month.
And not all parts of the Red Planet's surface may be arid currently — at least not all the time. Evidence is building that liquid water might flow seasonally at some Martian sites, potentially providing a haven for life as we know it.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:29 PM
Any expedition should be a joint venture of many nations and not just the USA footing the bill! We have enough problems here with finding enough money to keep the government running without spending more on space exploration.
The sad thing is That NASA would jump on it this moment this second,But for the Money and the O.K !
I would be for this as long as we really commited to it all the Way !
We can do it,We could actually find life then !