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Last week the mars scientific community went ballistic over the prospect of a possible large underground lake on the 'Red Planet'.  


And while the science world, and the MSM are positive about this, the narrator below is more realistic in his use of "Could be" located there.  After all, its underground and would need to be confirmed by going there.

Underground lake with liquid salt water found on Mars | Al Jazeera English

So, Don't pack your bags for Mars just yet

Quote:However, You Might Be Less Excited About Colonising Mars After This New Study

For generations, many have dreamed about the day when it would be possible to set foot on Mars – aka. "Earth's Twin" planet. And in the past few years, multiple orbiters, landers and rovers have revealed evidence of past water on Mars, not to mention the possibility that water still exists underground. These findings have fueled the desire to send crewed missions to Mars, not to mention proposals to establish a colony there.

However, this enthusiasm may seem a little misguided when you consider all the challenges the Martian environment presents. In addition to it being very cold and subject to a lot of radiation, the surface of Mars today is also extremely dry.

According to a new study led by researchers from NASA's Ames Research Center, Martian soil is roughly 1,000 times drier than some of the driest regions on Earth.

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This may all be well and good, but I will still maintain that the real future of space colonization in this solar system is going to be O'Neil Cylinders.
Have a Gneiss Day!
And here's something else that the MSM is not heeding, in their rush to gain the headlines and increase their following. NASA is also using the a bit of caution by using the word "Possible" with their announcement.

NASA Statement on Possible Subsurface Lake near Martian South Pole
Have a Gneiss Day!

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