Mars Has Water
Posted by LOTGK on November 26, 2007
Several weeks ago NASA splashed the headlines with news that they had found water on the red planet. Not just evidence of an ancient water flow long ago dried up, or frozen water embedded at the polar ice caps that may or may not be water, but actual flowing water currently on the planet Mars not more than a year.
What an incredible coincidence that this major discovery of flowing water, an essential key building block of life, is discovered now on Mars. At a time when space exploration is being scrutinized and interest in the red planet is waning.
The Grassy Knoll Institute offers this explanation as to why water has now been revealed on Mars. Like millions of people, the Grassy Knoll Institute was intrigued when the Mars rover Pathfinder, a little unmanned craft took it’s first treadmill like steps on the Martian soil snapping hundreds of photo’s and boldly going where no machine ever went before. (Thanks Gene Roddenberry)
Then came the Spirit and Opportunity NASA Mars rovers. Twin rovers larger and more durable than Pathfinder, blasted off to Mars for a 90 day survey mission. The rovers were only supposed to last for 90 days in the harsh surface conditions, but 90 days went and gone and the rovers were still ticking. They are now going into their fourth year on the planet still taking pictures of rocks and craters and mountains. But no one cares anymore. Because once you’ve seen a Martian rock from the rovers position of 2 feet from the ground, seeing thousands more of the same pictures of the rocks cousins is not that exciting.
NASA needs to be in the public eye once again, to capture the American interest in space exploration again. What better way than to announce the discovery of water on Mars alluding to the possibility that life does exist on the planet, not just ancient fungus long ago dead and dried, but thriving green plant life. And everyone knows the next logical step from that is mammal life.
It will be very interesting to see how NASA approaches the appropriations committee for their new space endeavor to land on Mars, take soil samples, water samples, and plant life samples, and blast off from the planet back to Earth for analysis.
The Grassy Knoll Institute will be watching.
LURKING, MARS NEEDS WOMEN, ON THE GRASSY KNOLL