posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 02:26 PM
In june of 2008 Nasa's Phoenix Lander captured photos of water ice on Mars. This was the first confirmed water source outside of Earth and it rocked
the scientific community. The implications were huge. If water is on Mars, a manned mission wouldn't need to haul the enormous weight of drinking
water, nor a large amount of food stores as food could then be grown upon arrival, nor the extra weight for oxygen, nor the extra fuel for that
weight, nor the extra fuel for the return trip as fuel can be made from the hydrogen from the indigenous water. That brings a manned mission to Mars
into the realm of possibility.
Now a little more than a year later NASA confirms vast amounts of water on the moon.
Not only are the implications of moon water huge, but this is only the second time NASA has even pursed confirmation of water on another celestial
body and has found it. Could this mean that the more NASA looks, the more it will find it? Could it be that water, the essential life element, is on
just about every body in our solar system and throughout our universe? If so, it could be only a matter of time before little microbes or even single
celled organisms will be found. Confirmation of life on another planet could be right around the corner.
[edit on 15-11-2009 by 12GaugePermissionSlip]