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Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Mars.. you don't

Paging Richard Hoagland!

Could it be!? The dry and barren red planet could have had water.. maybe had water.. but does it still have it!?


According to earth-shattering, or should we say Mars-shattering, new research, water in the liquid form can exist on the planet during the spring and summer months for a few hours at a time.

This controversial news is from a study conducted by the University of Michigan. They apparently created a special chambers to imitate conditions on the surface of the red planet.

But it's a theory. Like all theories..

And really, the Mars rovers--to our knowledge--has presented no information to show any free-flowing liquid on the planet--though we have been privy to images with glowing lights and rodent looking creatures, right?

I have often wondered if water exists on the surface of Mars, directly below the surface..?
While there's no scientific evidence to back it up, there also is nothing more than 'research' to back up the new claims of potential water existing on the planet in the live form now.

But with all the things we don't yet know about Earth, it is not beyond imagination to presume that we know hardly anything about anywhere else, too..

But just a few more things to note about this University of Michigan research: The prime reason it even took place is because Nilton Renno took a professorship at the University in 2012. He was from NASA. So .. that leads me to put a bit more credence into the information being plausible.

So what do we know?

But the theories sure are amazing to contemplate..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …