This story is timed perfectly to capitalize on the news vacuum created by the Pope’s departure and to capture the momentum of the Super Blood Moon story. If nothing else, we’ve certainly learned that Mars has excellent publicists. And apparently, it also has the water to sustain life. According to NASA, “liquid water runs down canyons and crater walls over the summer months on Mars.” This increases the odds of life on Mars, now and in the future. (If I want to live on a far out planet surrounded by stars that has trace amounts of water, I don’t need Mars. I’ve got California.)

+ Here are some views of last night’s supermoon from around the world. (Our family’s experience was tarnished because we happened to be standing next to a group of supermoon deniers.)