posted on Dec, 16 2013 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by datasdream
This is an old trick by now. It has been done three or four times. They are priming the pump, whetting the public's appetite for more. Now, they
are definite about having found water on Mars. Such a hoot! Most followers of the various probes to Mars over the last forty years fairly well knew
long ago that the terrain showed signs of recent water.
Most people don't know that the mid 1970s twin Viking missions had a "search for life" experiment on board that found puzzling results that could
be interpreted to suggest organic life in the soil samples it raked up, but the results were strongly denied. It was too early, probably, they had to
build the case for life on Mars. Now, with water a scientific fact, they can come up with more "possible" results in the soil samples for traces of
life forms. They better hurry. I'll bet the Chinese would love to get a mission up there to find and announce the first signs of life, past or
present. However, the Soviets never had any great luck in getting their 30 some missions correctly to Mars. However, China may find that they will
have that same problem which was named the "Martian Monster" by NASA and JPL scientists.