It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s… Mars?

For those of you who don’t know, there is a planet in outer space that we have been keeping an eye for a while. Thanks to modern science, we’ve been discovering that our planetary neighbor might just hold more secrets than we first expected.

In recent years there’s been a bunch of chatter about a possible human expedition in the near future. So why do we find this rock in space so interesting? Well, if you’ve been following news, a few months back Mars was discovered to have running water on it’s surface. Just to emphasize this point, as a human who drinks water on a daily basis, this is incredibly significant.

We’ve also recently discovered new cauliflower shaped objects on Mars. You’re probably wondering how I go from something as dazzling as water on Mars to space cauliflower, but hear me out. When these fantastical cauliflower objects were discovered they were compared to a similar oddity on Earth. In a region of El Taito, similar cauliflower-like structure’s were found. On Earth, we’ve found evidence of microbial fossils on the cauliflowers. If this is the case with Mars (albeit this is extremely unlikely) it may be the first evidence of life on Mars. This warrants some investigation.

With that, we arrive at that the less than enthusiastic news. Sadly, due to some technical problems, the next Mars probe launch has been put on halt until 2018. Looks like we’ll have to wait a few more years before we draw any conclusions… but one can’t help but be a little hopeful. PIA19912-MarsCuriosityRover-MountSharp-20151002

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