The solar system has always fascinated me since I was a little guy.  In fact I was the first kid in my first grade class that could name ALL the planets in their respective order from the Sun.   Cool, eh?    So--how about life---actually living on the planet Mars???  Beam me up Scotty!!!

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According to some scientists, Mars might be capable of supporting life today.

Researchers are finding that liquid water might flow at some Martian sites during different parts of the year, potentially allowing for life as we know it. (Yahoo)

Just a thought or two here from yours trully----If you had the chance to live on Mars, but it would take three years of your life to go there and return, would you do it? Why or why not? If you were on a mission to Mars for the next three years, what would you miss the most about your current life?