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'Proof' of Mars water wears thin

There's water flowing on Mars? I nearly wet myself with excitement when they told me.

And then I saw the "evidence" on Sky News - a dodgy black line stretching a little bit along a surface. And they say it's water having a bit of a ripple. No, it's not.

If they had said the black thing is a giant snake, a cousin of the little worm - that wasn't - the time Bill Clinton told us the world was certain of the scientific "proof" that life existed on Mars, then I would be much more convinced than the current watery explanation.

Why are scientists so hopeless at making up these stories that they must themselves believe?


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