Friday, June 27, 2008

Martian Soil + Martian Water = Martians?

Last I remember, whenever Bugs Bunny added water to his Instant Martian pills, life sprang forth.

We now have the two ingredients. Reuters reports that it is very possible that life supporting soil and water have been found on Mars.

Now all we need are some instant martian pills. Or some fruit and vegetable plant seeds I guess...

Let the experiments begin!

This is a major discovery. One of the greatest obstacles delaying the colonization of Mars has been the lack of resources and the costliness of transporting it all. If a Human Martian colony (sad that I have to specify that) can at least partially support itself, will save thousands if not millions of taxpayer dollars.

Hurry up and colonize it before I get to old to travel!

Would you pay $500,000 for a one week vacation on Mars? Keep in mind that it will take much longer to get there and the one week is just your time on the planet.


Tairebabs said...

this is an interesting discovery. lol at travelling to mars for vacation. My first time here and am loving it.

Farhan said...

Very interesting! Maybe there is life on Mars in the form of microscopic organisms underground.

HektikLyfe said...

>tairebabs: I would like to go if I wasn't claustrophobic. :( I don't think I could sleep in those coffins astronauts use. XP

>Farhan: If there is then plants could survive. If plants could survive then terraforming would become a much easier task.

Farhan said...

Terraforming Mars, or ANY other planet? That's an incredibly huge project. And besides, human can't handle themselves on Earth itself, Mars is out of the question. But yeah, what you said is also true and interesting.

To answer your question: If I was extremely rich, hell yes I'd love to go to Mars. I'd pay 500,000 dollars. But I don't have that kind of money. So in this case, if someone gave me 500,000 dollars, I'd spend it on a nice house, rather than going to Mars only once.

HektikLyfe said...

Sometimes I think it would be interesting to have that experience. To be one of the first pioneers, but then the costs brings me down to Earth, so to speak.