Yes Virginia, there is water on Mars.

The Phoenix lander, currently sitting in the northern polar region of Mars, has found water on what is otherwise a very dry planet.

The difficulty Phoenix has had getting to this point reminds me of my Uncle using a divining rod to locate a good spot to drill a water well for his home in rural western Pennsylvania.

You know, now that we’ve found water on Mars, I think we’ve found a new location for Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ “Bridge to Nowhere.” Although, I do think it will cost more than the original location.