Blue on the Red Planet: what NASA water discovery means for space exploration

Sep 30, 2015

NASA announced this week that it’s found liquid water on Mars. The news has scientists across the world buzzing with excitement. We check in with Abrams Planetarium Director Shannon Schmoll about what this means for the future of space exploration and the possibility of life on other planets.


From Greek mythology to the alien invasion in "War of the Worlds," Mars has always held a special place in the human imagination. And while we haven’t found any little green people wandering around, NASA did announce some pretty exciting news about the Red Planet this week. The space agency has confirmed the presence of liquid water on the planet, something that scientists once thought was impossible.

Current State speaks with Shannon Schmol, Director of the Abrams Planetarium here on MSU’s campus, about what the news might mean to the future of space exploration.