In what has to be the most underplayed scientific story of the decade, NASA found water on Mars last week. ThinkPop, was not yet fully operational, but I would be remiss even now if I didn’t mention it on the blog. Here’s a summary from Reuter’s

The proof of water on Mars only sparks the imagination that there could have once been life on the Red planet. It was under-reported because a monumental discovery like this one is often not dramatic enough. Ice chunks simply vaporized in the martian air. No little green men, no explosions, just a quiet natural reaction, that has changed what we know about our solar system forever.


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  1. It’s good that the question has finally been answered. However, it’s not all that simple. They’ve also found an oxidizing substance that they say is “detrimental” to us. We’ve got a long way to go before we can actually see a benefit in the red planet.

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