In a groundbreaking discovery, the Mars Rover Curiosity has confirmed the presence of water on Mars. How much? About two percent of the soil, or two pints per cubic foot. Unfortunately, the water molecules are "bound to other minerals in the soil," so filling a swimming pool might prove difficult. F*** it! *dives into mudhole with water wings on*
The discovery is important for a number of reasons, but especially exciting because of what this means for future missions to Mars. "We now know there should be abundant, easily accessible water on Mars," says [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute dean of science Laurie] Leshin. "When we send people, they could scoop up the soil anywhere on the surface, heat it just a bit, and obtain water."
You know what would be even more wild than finding water on Mars? Finding a strip club on Mars. Seriously, it wouldn't even have to be full-nude to blow my mind. Just for the record, I'm not paying more than ten spacebucks for a cover charge though.
Thanks to Vanessa, who confirmed the presence of water on earth this morning when she was washing her hair. I'll write the science journals.