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Thursday, September 5, 2013

What's up with the planet Mars?

Good day! September is finally here. :) One of my kids is back to school, and the other will be soon, which means more time to write. Yay!

Image credit: tristan3d / 123RF Stock Photo 

Anyway, I've been seeing a lot of things posted across the web lately about our closest neighboring planet, Mars.

What's going on? Well, have you heard of MARS ONE? It is a not-for-profit organization that plans to establish a human settlement on Mars in the year 2023. And new crew will arrive every two years, leading to the growth of the colony. Cool, eh? What was once fiction is becoming our reality. The only catch is, once you leave Earth, you will not be coming back. Here's more information.

Plus, NASA is looking at the idea of HIBERNATION for those traveling to Mars in the future. Not exactly cryogenics, but a first step. Here's an article on

And while we on Earth are trying to get to Mars, there is a new study that suggests life on Earth may have originated on the Red Planet. Learn more at

So, are we voyaging to a new planet, or simply returning home?

I find all of this not only fascinating, but inspiration for so many stories. How about you?


Jessica Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to sexy. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.


Susan JP Owens said...

I love this subject, so many possibilities! Your book cover looks amazing and I bet your story is fantastic. Can't wait to read it!

Tawania said...

I'm fascinated with all things space. I feel like I should have been born in the future. I would love to visit planets, discover new beings.. Basically I would love to live a space opera. LOL. Thanks for the great post!

Jessica E. Subject said...

Thank you, Susan! Yes, so many wonderful possibilities. :)

Me, too, Tawania! I just can't stop looking up and wondering what's up there. :)