Aut cum scuto aut in scuto
This is all wonderful, but I will always miss skating on the frozen canals of Mars as Heinlein envisaged.We still have no proof of any life anywhere but Earth, so it would be tremendously exciting if that were discovered!
I always wonder if the scientists are making a mistake looking for life as we know it to exist here on Earth. On different planets, with very different environments, why couldn't life adapt itself into some form very different than what we have here on our own planet?
We won't really know until astronauts land and are somehow immediately transformed into zombies.