It was revealed to us that NASA’s Mars Phoenix Lander “Phoenix” has touched down safely on the Red Planet and the probe will sift through the icy soil for any signs that it once harbored life.
“We’ve passed the hardest part and we’re breathing again,” Mars Phoenix Project Manager Barry Goldstein said, according to NASA. In the past, Mars’ rocky terrain have caused equipment problems which led to the failure of more than 50% of all missions to Mars.
Phoenix sent a signal confirming it landed safely in the northern polar region of Mars, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on its Web site. The message took 15 minutes to travel to Earth from Mars at the speed of light.
Phoenix is part of NASA’s present premise in the exploration of Mars: follow the water. Ice is plentiful beneath the red soil and NASA wants to know whether liquids also exist underground. “Where there tends to be water on Earth, there tends to be life,” said Lynn Craig of NASA, “So it’s potentially a place where life could have existed.”
After its landing, Phoenix relayed pictures from Mars showing a flat expanse of land, its horizon, and a foot of the craft on the soil and its solar panels extended so that it will be able to generate power, according to NASA.
Now that Phoenix has landed it must work quickly. Martian winter begins in August, the sun will drop below the horizon, and a thick coat of ice and carbon dioxide will cover Phoenix’s solar panels, ending its life.
What I would like to know is why do earth’s scientists continue to believe that the substance that makes up life on earth is the same stuff that makes up life on Mars.
Suppose Martians live within the inner core of Mars and not on the surface where earthlings are searching? Suppose Martians hibernate during its warm months and come out after August when everything is frozen over? Suppose humans have different color receptors than Martians, just like dogs and cats have different color receptors than humans, therefore we can’t see Martians even though Martian-beings exist?
So earthling scientists continue to explore and explore Mars searching for a life-form we will never be able to see even if that life-form was standing right next to us. Unless, of course, that life-form wants to be seen!
I haven’t had a premonition or anything; I’m just ‘talking out the box’. LOL!
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