So, NASA announced today that they had found liquid water on Mars. Flowing liquid water.
Personally, I think this is Mars just being jealous of the Super Blood Moon getting all the attention lately.
This is Mars’ not so passive-aggressive way of saying, “Hey, I was red before red was cool.”
Some of you might remember that I predicted we’d find life on Mars in 2014. That is not looking so outrageous now, is it? (For Mars posts–click here or here).
What does flowing water mean? At least three things. One, there might be more water on Mars than in California. Two, Disney is probably already thinking about a water park. Three, astronauts can take along Mio and Kool-Aid for their trip.
What are the implications, though, for everyday life? For starters, the plot for the upcoming movie The Martian may have to be altered. Now Mark Watley can have a hot tub. By the way, The Martian is an excellent book, although the language is a little harsh. I hope the movie doesn’t mess it up. I just finished reading Starship Troopers and thought to myself, “How cool could the movie have been if they’d just followed the book.” Here’s hoping Hollywood doesn’t mess up science fiction, again.
How did the water get there? I speculate that it is where the water from the toilet goes when you flush on a plane. It lands on Mars. That means the liquid water on Mars is blue. Very blue.
Maybe we’ve been putting the water there? All those space shuttle missions were really missions to stretch a giant water hose to Mars so that we can live there someday. Where did they get the water for this? California.
NASA, you say there is water on Mars. Fine, but is there coffee? That, is what really matters. To quote Captain Janeway, “There is coffee in that nebula.”
If there is water on Mars, does that justify the old thought that there were canals on Mars? If so, will scientists and astronomers apologize to Giovanni Schiaparelli and Percival Lowel?
The real problem is that the presence of water does not tell us why Martians hate doves so much.
Water on Mars means we can baptize on Mars. That means space is ready for Baptists! It remains to be seen, however, if Baptists are ready for space.
image from telegraph.co.uk and pinterest.com