It would appear that the US President has been briefed by Phoenix scientists about the discovery of something more "provocative" than the discovery of water existing on the Martian surface. This news comes just as the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) confirmed experimental evidence for the existence of water in the Mars regolith on Thursday.
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So what was the secret? You can find out here.
-What do you think might have been found?
-Should the public be left in the dark concerning such discoveries even if they are still being analyzed?
-Why do you think the president was briefed (and not just one of his advisors)?
-If life was found to have existed on Mars at some point in time, would this impact your faith in a negative way?