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Posted by Trini Kid - - 4 comments

Sup Travellers?! Is there life on Mars? Well, no one knows for sure yet but probably. What we do know, however, is that there is water on Mars and guess what water equates to? Water equates to life. So once there is water, there is a slightly high probability that some form of life exists. [Please note that this is just a probability and not a deciding factor]. Water is just one of the main ingredients for life and this ingredient was found on Mars, according to NASA.

NASA's Curiosity rover has found water in Mars' soil, and the BBC describes it as a "surprising amount." The rover scooped up a heap of dirt, heated it to 1535 degrees Fahrenheit, and found about 2% of that soil, by weight, was H2O, bound to other minerals. "If you take about a cubic foot of this dirt and you just heat it a little bit—a few hundred degrees—you'll actually get off about two pints of water—like two water bottles you'd take to the gym," explains Curiosity researcher Laurie Leshin.


So does this mean that there are Martians? Well, not exactly. There was absolutely no evidence of organic molecules in the soil from the analysis. So, the find does not in anywhere add to the discussion about life on Mars. But it does show that astronauts can now extract water from the soil whenever they decide to visit [Not sure how that's actually useful but i'm sure NASA would find a use for it]. Let's just wait and see how this new discovery aids the world in any way. It should also be noted that the water is not drinkable because of the high exposure to perchlorate. Perchlorate hinders Thyroid function.

Mars could possibly have had life. The terrain of the planet shows that it was covered with flowing streams of water. There is obvious water erosion on the planet. It is possible that for some reason the planet dried up at some point in time. That could have definitely been a possibility. Maybe Martians do exist but aren't on Mars. Maybe they are all here... watching us, judging us. Whatever the case may be the fact remains that my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.

4 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe we are the martians, and we had to leave mars and populate earth, becuz the water started drying up on mars....ooohhhhh

  2. Anonymous says:

    No, that won't explain primitive man.

  3. nerdy jj says:
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