Big news from NASA yesterday. The Curiosity Rover on Mars has provided proof that there were once actual lakes on Mars. In fact, according to Popular Mechanics, about 3.8 billion years ago, there was so much water flowing into what's now known as Gale Crater, that the sediment from the water formed a huge mountain inside it. Today, Curiosity is sitting in the foothills of that mountain - Mount Sharp.

Of course, at about that same time is when life was just getting cranked up on earth. So, what evidence of life will we find on Mars when we get there someday?

Stay tuned for about twenty years.

Or go see "The Martian" at the movie theater this weekend. I hear the science is pretty accurate.

Here's the story.


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