Yep… it’s a pretty amazing feat, that rover thing, isn’t it?
And now after the landing, it’s time to stop celebrating and …get to work.
But who wants to wait for a year or two while NASA analyzes the data?
So let’s all play: “Predict What Will the Rover Discover”.
I already know the headline I’m waiting for: “Rover finds life on Mars”
But I want *real * life…
No fossilized bacteria for me…I want to see little green men with antennae on their heads that land next to the rover in a flying saucer and say “take me to your leader”.
But since that’s not likely to happen, what else can I look forward to hearing about that will fire up my enthusiasm for more space missions in the future?
Because I loved reading Packing for Mars*. But all we’re likely to get from NASA is a bunch of dry articles by scientists about geology and erosion rates, and maybe there was water once, and maybe a bit of methane or carbon or stuff.
What else might the Curiosity find?
(*by Mary Roach…who obviously had a lot of fun writing a very ,well, human look at the science behind the astronauts. Plus, she got to sit on the space toilet.)