The Waters of Mars

Things that NASA did not announce today:

  1. The discovery of sentient alien life.
  2. The development of a working faster-than-light engine.
  3. That we’ve been using a Stargate in Colorado Springs to explore the universe since the mid-1990s.

What they did announce was just as cool: the confirmation that liquid water flows on present-day Mars. It’s briny salt water and only occurs during certain circumstances, but it’s a step toward discovering so much more, such as how to eventually support human life on the Red Planet or even discovering that life is already there.

Between visiting the Enterprise last week and the announcement today, I’ve been geeking out so much about space and space exploration lately. It kind of makes me want to explore that in my own writing, but the rules of the STEEL VICTORY universe I’ve already establish prohibit that for now. (Those pesky interfering elves. Unless things are happening on the African or Australian continents that I don’t know about yet. Hmmm…)

I’m so excited to be alive during this time of exploration and discovery.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

(I would be really happy if what happens next is, in fact, the official disclosure of the Stargate Program.)

For now, I’m just going to leave this right here:

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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