In other news, I've long daydreamed about one of the Mars rovers rolling past and discovering fossil evidence of life once on the Red Planet. Well, one professor of thing ancient preserved in stone believes she has seen such evidence on Mars. She hypothesizes that some of the rock formations she sees from the Curiosity cameras in Gale crater look an awful lot like fossilized microbial mats found here on Earth as the oldest of fossils. If so, life did indeed once exist in the watery places on Mars. Time will tell if this hypothesis is correct. In the meantime, Curiosity has found spikes in methane off gassing around it that suggest life may continue even today ... unless geologic processes are creating this life-like gassing. Again time will tell.
And that's the five minute response.