posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 07:13 AM
If NASA has known about there being life on Mars for some time and we have to assume they have then the Curiosity probe makes a lot of sense. The
Viking probe revealed a few anomalies but what it nor the consequent probes did not do is establish any meaningful contact or communication as far as
we know. Hence the Curiosity probe, a very large vehicle with a long life and a dramatic and noisy entry landed not at an obvious site of ET interest
but at a probable neutral area (non confrontational) so that if there is to be any contact it will be on their terms. But the culture has a number of
differences, noteably a great deal of post manufacture debris scattered in the deserts, which isn't too surprising given the state of ecological
degeneration of Mars. What is altogether different is finding the occasional skeletal remain which absolutely never happens here except during periods
of sustained warfare and is abhorent to our culture. So, so far the ET presence has ignored the probes, I wonder what they are thinking? "Hey, its
the special kids from the 3rd planet again?" but its probably "Don't bug me Terra we've got trouble here!"
What greeting can 'NASA' expect anyway? This isn't Columbus discovering America, rather its the Indians dicovering Europe, hardly front page of the
Mars Herald. Will the ET recognise it as off-world? a few departments will have to be woken up before that is established. Lavish art work on the
sides of the probe might have helped there, ah well, maybe next probe.