"Right now, we don’t have enough information to tell if biology or geology -- or both -- is producing the methane on Mars," said [Goddard Space Flight Center's Dr. Michael] Mumma. "But it does tell us that the planet is still alive, at least in a geologic sense. It's as if Mars is challenging us, saying, hey, find out what this means."
You can't argue people into being excited about the possibility of life on another planet. Some people really are that hard to impress, that's all.
Me, I'm on the edge of my seat. The universe is an enormous, fascinating place, and even if the life discovered (if life is discovered) turns out to be some sort of parameceum, I'll be ecstatic.
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