ICYMI, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has recently announced that it has found solid evidence of "liquid water" on Mars:
"Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars" - Jim Green, NASA Planetary Science Director https://t.co/MvErxberG3— NASA (@NASA) September 28, 2015
This awesome progress was made possible by probes, like the Mars Rover, deployed by NASA to the red planet.
It was said that water—which with the help of salt solutions prevent it from evaporating at a relatively low temperature—flows from canyons and craters during the planet's summer.
This led to us wonder: Aside from the discovery of a probable indication of life on the planet, what other things or beings can scientists come across in the near future on Mars?
We're thinking maybe...
M FOR MARTIANS
Maybe its hypothetical inhabitants are indeed real. But certainly not of the Matt Damon, Marvin, or Manhunter kind.
GIF via giphy.com
A FOR ANTS
Imagine a whole planet made up of... *drools*
Photo via Mars Bar's Facebook page
R FOR ROMANS
...plotting another invasion, in honor of their god of war.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons
S FOR SINGING
...and a little bit of funk 'n' dancin'!
Seriously though, a discovery of this scale means that, yes, our overall technology has advanced to levels that enable us to explore places outside our home planet. And while we may still be dreaming of finally socializing with little green men, our continuing scientific advancement means that exciting discoveries await us.
Sit back and enjoy the ride, fellow humans!