November 15, 2010

Mars exploration rover finds evidence of life-supporting water

Soil samples analyzed from the area where the Mars rover Spirit came to a halt in April 2009 has identified a range of minerals that include hematite, silica, gypsum, and ferric sulfates. US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists believe that these substances appeared when liquid from melting snow seeped through the surface and carried the minerals down several layers below Mars’ crust. This soil could provide clues to other areas of Mars that may also contain water.

Moreover, scientists had once thought that water formed billions of years ago on the red planet. This discovery, however, is a sign that the liquid may have formed in the past several hundred thousand years.

What exciting findings, National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists! We can’t wait to hear more about the origins and evolution of life on our planetary neighbors.

During an April 2009 videoconference in South Korea, Supreme Master Ching Hai reminded that a growing understanding of Mars’ evolution may serve as tools to further humanity’s caring stewardship of our own endangered Earth and the life she sustains.

Supreme Master Ching Hai: In modern day exploration of the planet, on the surface, NASA scientists have also found signs of previous climate change, as well as possible life that existed in the past on Mars. It is true that Mars used to be inhabited by beings like us but as they raised more and more animals for meat, the methane gas from the livestock warmed the atmosphere and the temperature triggered more gas to be released from under the ocean, from the permafrost and glaciers.

So the entire planet became poisoned by gas, different gases. And within a few months only, almost all the population perished.

Those who were living virtuous lives and following the vegetarian diet, they were the survivors. If you look at the past history of our planet, there were also times of warming and a lot of changes and mass extinction as well.

Humans need a change of heart because a change of human’s heart will determine whether we can save the planet or not. Instead of meat diet, we turn to be vegan, because if we take a life, we owe a life.

It is a very precise universal law; we should thus do our best to live in love and kindness in order to beget such mercy and compassion from Heaven.

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