Interesting, the news of the Phoenix discovery of water on Mars. I caught part of the More4 News report last night (following the piece on the impending lawsuit attempt to halt the upcoming CERN experiment, on the grounds that it may generate an apocalyptic black hole), when some expert was being interviewed, with the inevitable raising of the fascinating question of the likelihood of finding life. He (I didn’t get his name) said something to the effect that, if there is life, it would likely only(?) be bacterial-like.
Will they be green? said the interviewer.
Hmm. This is actually a potentially intelligent question, when we consider cyanobacteria/ blue-green algae. Pity this couldn’t have been fleshed out a bit, but I guess she was oblivious to this; or it was considered irrelevant and uninteresting.
Is it any wonder?