Is there liquid on Mars? Yes. So what now?
Last Wednesday’s discovery of water on the Red Planet met with quite a restrained reaction, which in itself tells us something about our expectations of science
The normality of the reaction on Wednesday sealed it: humanity has truly hit a new golden age in discovery. When it was announced that water had been found on Mars, the world was impressed, but the broad reaction was that we almost expected something on this scale.
The beginning of this era is tough to pinpoint. It could be the Philae lander succeeding in its goal to land on a comet as part of the...
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