I was listening to one of the chief scientist involved with the Mars Rover in a radio interview and started to think about this blog entry.
He was stating that on the North Pole of Mars you can easily scrape away some dirt and find sheets of ice just inches below the surface. This is what the scientists had hoped for because the ice can be analyzed to see if life once existed on Mars, or it perhaps it might be inhabitable in the future.
So my question to you is do you care about Mars? In today's world is this important work for our country and some of our best scientist to be involved in? If we can send a spaceship to Mars to analyze it's ice sheets, why can't we cure diseases, or have a fleet of automobiles that get more than 30 miles per gallon of fuel?
What are your thoughts?