Once again, I have to answer the questions that the mainstream media deliberately ignores.
This week, NASA (the USA’s National Aeronautical and Space Administration) confirmed its belief that there is flowing water on Mars. And yet, despite this being one of only two vital ingredients in making a cuppa, they failed to follow through.
Thanks to the difference between the water ratio in a meteorite from Mars from 4.3 billion years ago, NASA reported six months ago that Mars used to have a huge ocean that covered its northern hemisphere.
What has it got now? Just red dust and a few streaks.
But this week, NASA announced that thanks to streaks of hydrated salts, we know that water does flow on Mars at times.
Admittedly the water is full of salt, and if it wasn’t, it would be solid ice. The salt lowers the freezing point of water, and Mars only ever gets as warm as about -20C. But hey, we can boil it.
We’ll need to boil it and capture the steam, specifically, because that’s the best way to get rid of those pesky salts. Distill the water, and boil it. So, where’s the tea?
At -60 to -20 degrees, tea is unlikely to grow on Mars. But we already have the technology: the greenhouse.
I can’t see any reason why we cannot grow tea in greenhouses, distill fresh water and enjoy locally grown tea on Mars.
It seems to me that NASA are dragging the chain on this one.
Where are their priorities?
(You can watch the video version of this on youtube )