Martians turned out in droves last night to witness the closest pass of Earth to Mars in 60,000 years.
Every canal boat and mutant dome had three eyes trained on our neighbour. Scientists say the last time it was this close we were having the great Martian pancake day and nobody noticed.
Of course Earth is more familiar to many at the box office , made famous in movies such as
‘Great hairy two legged creatures attack’
‘Voyage to the Big Blue’
We asked some schoolkids what they thought?
- It doesn’t look very impressive, more like a white dot than a blue one. I saw a shooting star once that lasted for 5 seconds!
- It looked kinda cool in the telescope, like a great big blue blob
- Earth is boring, there’s nothing there except water, everybody knows that’s dangerous…ugggghhhhh
Recently numerous book have been written claiming it is possible to create a friendly environment for us Martians. The best candidate would be to create a runaway greenhouse effect (martianforming) and evaporate all the water so we could dry the athmosphere and breathe the air. With special anti-G suits we could move our tentacles even under the crushing gravity on earth.
Someday we could all be singing ‘Here am I, sitting in a Tin Can, Planet Mars is red, and there’s nothing I can do’ on our way to our new home.