Is there life on Mars?

Neither I nor David Bowie know for sure. But the Phoenix Lander is on Mars … and with it – among quarter of a million others – is my signature, thanks to the Planetary Society and me spending a few minutes a year or so ago. Which feels both weird and cool at once, to be honest.

As far as life on Earth is concerned, today was a pretty majestic FAIL, thanks to circumstances beyond my control. But hey – it’s not all about me. And tomorrow is another day, as the saying goes. The species progresses, even when I do not. This is comforting, somehow.

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