Liquid Water Found on Mars!

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Here’s some good news for all the space buffs out there: NASA’s Phoenix lander may have captured the first images of liquid water on Mars. Photographs appear to show water droplets that splashed onto the craft's leg during landing.

“The controversial observation could be explained by the mission's previous discovery of perchlorate salts in the soil, since the salts can keep water liquid at sub-zero temperatures. Researchers say this antifreeze effect makes it possible for liquid water to be widespread just below the surface of Mars, but point out that even if it is there, it may be too salty to support life as we know it.”

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Colonize Planet Mars For What?

12/06/06, Scientists are elated because there are,
Signs of water flowing freely on the Planet Mars,
And this according to their community is by far,
The most exciting thing since the forming of stars.

However, don’t get on your high horse too soon,
First mankind has to spend time on the Moon,
Then again, here’s my opinion for what it’s worth,
We should be more concerned about life on Earth.

War in a foreign land that many are calling lost,
Way too many limbs, lives, with billions as the cost,
Looks like not just the soldiers are coming home blind,
Mars is front-page news, what’s going on in the mind?

MS, autism, cancer, Alzheimer’s, AIDS but first it’s HIV,
Not just confined to monkeys but humans in every country,
No cure, arm and a leg for medicine only to slow it down,
Poorest nations can’t dig graves fast enough & bury underground.

I dare not talk about crime because that’s a sermon on it’s own,
Finally, in Ohio an investigation into fraudulent mortgage loans,
Cleveland Clinic makes billions but yearly taxes that do not pay,
Something about being a non-profit organization, or so they say.

Certainly tops in medical research and they are health care pioneers,
Money making staffers reside outside the city because crime they fear,
Then no one worth anything wants their child enrolled in public schools,
Guess the powers that be, in city hall are just robots without any clues.

CEO’s in salary, bonuses and buyouts are paid in dollars & stocks billions,
Workers laid off, lost pensions, no health care benefits, number in the millions,
Reverend Rodgers and Deacon Anderson are two at Good Hope Baptist Church,
Working over 75 years collectively losing everything, who cares if they were hurt?

Where is the President, Congress, The Senate or members of The House?
Snubbing their noses like great big elephants while being effective as a mouse,
They promised if we’d vote for them, these politicians would have our back,
And this was long before anyone had ever heard of a desert called Iraq.

On this side of the, “free world” we’ve spent billions to bail out banks,
While in, “less friendly” nations we’ll spend billions on guns and tanks,
To close the economic gap for them as ours widens don’t you think?
Our domestic beer vs. Cuban cigars & imported Cognac they drink.

Congressional approval signed by the President they pass a bill to rob,
Real hard working Americans like janitors protesting loss of their jobs,
We complain to our leaders but they have nepotism from Uncle Sam,
Do our votes really mean anything, is this just another political scam?
October 2010, again we cry water on a plant distant as the stars,
But did they find equal housing, education and happy hour bars?
Cure for cancer, MS, racism, hatred, an end to domestic abuse?
So if it has the same old stuff here on earth then what’s the use?

I wonder how or what will be said in the upper echelon conversation,
Most can only imagine the steps necessary in making a reservation,
“Oh you should have been there, we danced graciously amid the stars,
As we dined on starship shrimp & lobster, at the Hilton on Planet Mars.”
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Maybe that's the outside of it. It might be like one of those self sustaining habitats on the inside. Or it's filled with the Sea Monkey kingdom.
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Jenny, i beleive the robot landed quite a while ago, unless it made another trip that im unaware of. This is amazing news nevertheless.
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