Now is an interesting time to find, thanks to a new Martian meteorite, that life may have been a probability, well maybe a possibility, well, likelihood? – we don’t actually know enough yet but this meteorite (named Tissant) fell in the Moroccan desert in 2011 and has been tested extensively. It seems it possesses carbon (it was an actual ‘piece' of Mar’s surface) within the small fissures. Having been tested the carbon showed to have originated on Mars and not be extraneous material that was added when it fell to Earth.
Actually what I find amazing is that is may be Carbon based life - ? Not the sort of Carbon that Earth knows, but still!
This is an awesome time to re-instill scientists with the possibility of life on Mars; with the Orion perched to launch on her first test flight the possibilities are endless – what will the galaxy mean to us, to Earth, to the US, to NASA, to mankind as a whole.
Orion makes her test launch on Thursday in the early am hour (8:03am EST) and while she has been shouted about from Sesame Street to Lou Ferigno to social media somehow there are many who are unaware of her planned exploits.
You can watch the 4.5-hour Orion test flight live on Space.com via NASA TV, beginning at 4 a.m. EST (0900 GMT) on Thursday.
Tune in tomorrow both for the test flight and to my blog for an update!