Life on mars
Is there life on Mars?
That is what even David Bowie used to ask in one of his most famous songs. Barry Di Gregorio, researcher at the University of Buckingham, is ready to bet that the fossil tracks on rocks and sediments on the surface of the Red Planet belong to animals. Di Gregorio has claimed that since 1990s, when he started his studies on the photos shot by the first exploratory missions held on Mars at the end of 1970s (Viking 1 and Viking 2).
NASA and the other space agencies, though, are still cautious: the truth is that we may not be sure about life on Mars today, but there is a good chance the planet was home to life forms in the past, when the atmosphere was similar to our Planet's and higher temperatures made it possible to have liquid water.
Stars and fiction
Dear hearers, according to certain narrow minds -- that is the best qualification for them -- humanity [...] is condemned to vegetate upon this globe without ever flying towards
the planetary shores! Nothing of the kind! We are going to the moon, we shall go to the planets, we shall go to the stars as we now go from Liverpool to New York, easily, rapidly, surely, and the atmospheric ocean
will be as soon crossed as the oceans of the earth! Distance is only a relative term, and will end
by being reduced to zero.
Form the Earth to the Moon