While the discovery of a substantial body of H2O on Mars will probably not lead to an ambitious venture by California lawmakers to construct a complex freezer industrial complex on the planet’s surface along with sophisticated pulley system to “slingshot” the liquid gold towards earth (Thank you Arthur C. Clarke) in solving the politicized and mythical drought issue through the most decadent and insane ways possible, one can only dream.
Fox News reports that scientists unveiled a 12.5 mile wide area of ice near the South Pole of the planet, which ups the ante on the speculation of the existence of life beyond the atmosphere of Earth. The visual of jettisoning Jerry Brown and Nancy Pelosi on the 140 million mile one-way goodwill environmental stewardship for in supporting numerous genders mission to the red planet, wets the corner of the eyes as both politicians would probably create perpetual talking points lasting the entire six months of travel. In the famous words of the “Alien” movie franchise, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” In the case of Brown and Pelosi, thankfully our future alien overlords descended from the ice lake, will be spared from hearing the incessant dialogue of the dubious pair, as the vast vacuum of space does its job as a suitable noise canceling device.
While bits and pieces of evidence collected over the last three decades established a consensus among astronomers as to the a high probability that larger bodies of water exist somewhere on the surface of Mars or underground, the recent stunning findings have sent shock waves throughout the entire scientific community, and the race is on to attain hard evidence of the discovery.
Though water ice is common component of moons in outer solar system, the relative proximity of the red planet to Earth provides at least feasible research campaigns utilizing probes and unmanned rovers, and sparing governments from trillion dollar costs based on the imagination of science fiction and idealistic public servants.
The world now eagerly awaits as the token anti-Trump lobby somehow makes the metaphorical comparison of Mars to the President’s hair.
Read the Fox News story here.