An 'armchair astronomer' named David Martines
has found something on Google Mars
which he believes is some kind of space station
. Allegedly, NASA is investigating
the image. Another theory
says that what he sees is a "linear streak artifact produced by a cosmic ray".
A British tabloid
claims that NASA will today announce the probable presence of life on Mars. Planetary and atmospheric scientists from NASA's Mars program will address a press conference
at 2PM EST, apparently about concentrated methane
that bloom and dissipate [pdf]
. There was a false alarm about a similar briefing a few months ago
; is this the real deal?
The "Great Filter
" is a hypothetical barrier to explain why civilisations are so unlikely to progress to the point of inter-stellar colonisation that we have not encountered any in 40 years of looking. Maybe humanity has already negotiated the filter - as some massive evolutionary improbability - or perhaps it lies in our future as an almost-certain threat to our existence? We should hold our breath as we look for evidence of life on Mars
"Google and Virgin Group today announced the launch of Virgle Inc., a jointly owned and operated venture dedicated to the establishment of a human settlement on Mars." Virgle
- with their 100 year mission to boldly go where no tycoons have gone before - to Mars
! Why not join their startup civilization (apply here folks
), become a pioneer
and live in Virgle City
! But for all of you potential astronauts out there - don't look here
The Quest for Life
. And while you're at it, play out the life of an astronaut on this simulated mission
. Do you have the right stuff to succeed and survive?