These will just be a few of the random bits that have drifted through my mind over the week. Some are
important, some are not.
Liquid water found on Mars: Now this one is a rather big deal and rather recent. And by recent I mean
today. This is a big enough deal that it takes top spot by default. Scientists have released information from satellites that show dark streaks across the surface of Mars. According to the NASA scientists these streaks across the planet are proof of periodic movement of water. The scientists claim that the water is able to remain in liquid form because of the high salt content. This was identified by waterlogged salt-like molecules known as perchlorates being found by readings from orbit. I think you all know what this means. Life may have, or does exist on the planet Mars.Like I said, it’s a big deal. On Earth wherever water is found usually life will be found, so I’d hope people understand why this is a very exciting time. Life has been known to thrive in extreme conditions so it is not beyond the realm of possibility that it could exist on Mars. I am hilariously interested about how NASA and the scientific community will handle this now. There’d always been the hope of finding evidence of water on mars, and finding it now opens up a whole world of new possibilities. I was rather bummed out to discover that the Mars rover won’t be able to travel to the site where the water was found due to specific rules put in place that prohibit the rover travelling anywhere on the surface where there may be liquid water. It is now up to Matt Damon to find out. Humanity demands it.
The comic series Lumberjanes: This was one of those series that I’d heard a lot about but hadn’t had the chance to read. Everything that I’d heard made it sound like a great deal of fun. Admittedly, it has been a fun series so far. The comic follows five friends and their adventures at a summer camp, hijinks follow. Seriously, hijinks like three-eyed foxes, magical mystery caves, and an army of strange magical creatures. Also include general summer camp shenanigans. So far this hasn’t been the most in depth or heavy series that I’ve started reading, but then again I wasn’t expecting it to be. I didn’t pick this book up thinking that it would be some intense exploration of these characters or some super heavy plot where that fate of mankind is at stake. I just wanted some fun, and so far this series has delivered that in spades. I’m not saying that this series won’t soon delve into what truly lies at the heart of these characters and what makes them tick, but I’ve enjoyed the series thus far. After all, what’s life without a little whimsy?
Hayden Christensen returning to Star Wars: It was recently reported that Hayden Christensen will be coming back for a part in the eighth film in the Star Wars franchise. The fan base cringed collectively. We all remember how he brought zero emotion to the role of Anakin and Darth Vader. That wound is still fresh. What his role in the new film will be and how big it will be remains unknown. Now, I’m not going to be jumping on the hate bandwagon just yet. Yes I hated him in the prequel trilogy too, but that could have been as a result of poor directing. J.J Abrams may be able to get more out of him than Lucas did. I will reserve judgment until I see his performance. I don’t have a great deal of faith in Christensen, but I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.