The NASA space craft MAVEN will descend upon Mars some time this weekend. Its task is to check the Martian environment and atmosphere for any signs that at some point in the evolution of this planet that life existed. We Earth folk are interested in other planets because they just might possess the materials of life. Of course, this is important. After all, how certain are we that humans will be able to continue life on the planet named, Earth? Given our propensity for violence, death, destruction of one another, is there any guarantee that life will continue on this planet? I do understand that Captain Kirk and the Enterprise are voyaging among planets in the universe in order to decide which should join with Earth and create conditions for other Earth style planets.
Perhaps, the best thing we Earthians can do for Mars is to keep off their planet. Imagine the NRA on Mars? Can you just conceive a Ted Cruz and the Republican party in charge of an entire planet? On the other hand, since there currently are no life forms on Mars, how about sending this planet ISIS and other allied groups. They can enforce Sharia law, and live in a perfect old fashioned Muslim world without being pestered by all that modernity stuff! I say, MARS FOR ISIS! At least then they will be happy.