I will join the parade and post on NASA’s big story…..WATER has been found on Mars…..but as important as that was….it is NOT the big story!
Bear with me for a few moments.
NASA made its much-hyped big announcement today, and what it comes down to is that scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that there’s liquid water on the Red Planet, the Washington Post reports. Last April, using data from the Curiosity rover, researchers noted that perchlorates were present on the planet. Those are a type of salt, and they could make the boiling point of water on Mars—which is extremely low thanks to low pressure on the planet—much higher, which would mean that liquid water containing perchlorates could form during certain parts of the year. It’s been theorized that such water could be responsible for forming the geographic features known as recurring slope lineae (RSL) that have often been seen on Mars. Researchers have been looking at RSL features and found lots of perchlorates that appear to have been getting hydrated.
“We’re going to places where we thought we were seeing the presence of water and finding chemical evidence of perchlorates,” says the lead researcher. And one of the April researchers, who wasn’t involved in this latest study, tells the Post, “[The] flow of liquid salty water is no longer just a possibility; it does actually occur. The results [show] that liquid does indeed flow on Mars today.” But more research is necessary to actually confirm liquid water exists on the planet; the lead researcher says he hopes a rover can someday look closely at the RSL features. If liquid water does exist on Mars, it’s good news for astronauts who might one day travel there. “If we ever go there, we could probably utilize this. We wouldn’t have to bring tons of water,” says the lead researcher. “This stuff seems like science fiction, but in 100 years or so it could be fact.” It could also “boost the notion of life on Mars,” the AP notes.
The water story is a big deal….but SORRY….it is not the big story!
Rush Limbaugh is the bigger story……..
Strong evidence of water on Mars is either an amazing discovery or a leftist plot, depending on whether you’re talking to NASA scientists or Rush Limbaugh. On his radio show yesterday, the latter said that while he’s a “big time” science guy, he’s not buying the latest announcement because “NASA has been corrupted by the current regime” and he believes the discovery “is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda,” Politico reports.
Limbaugh said that since NASA has been “making up” temperature data for years, “lying and making up false charts and so forth,” he suspects it’s making up the Mars news as well, probably for “something to do with global warming.” “Maybe there was once an advanced civilization. If they say they found flowing water, next they’re going to find a graveyard,” he said, per Media Matters.
That my friends is the big story!
You have got to love the lack of a mental process from people like Rush……let’s not leave out the people that listen to him for news…..
When mental midgets attack!