9:30 Coffee Break: Mars

NASA Announces Major Scientific Finding On Mars
John Grunsfeld, associate administrator at NASA's Science Mission Directorate, speaks during a press conference where NASA announced new findings that provide the "strongest evidence yet" of salty liquid water currently existing on Mars, along with Jim Green (C), director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters, and Michael Meyer (R), lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program at NASA Headquarters. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On Monday, Sept. 28, NASA announced new findings that provide the "strongest evidence yet" of salty liquid water currently existing on Mars.

Photos from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show dark streaks flowing down Martian slopes. Water was suspected to be involved, but now scientists have confirmed its presence. NASA says the water could be important for future exploration of Mars.

It turns out songwriters have already been exploring Mars for some time — as a topic, as a literary reference or as a convenient rhyme. There are quite a number of songs that reference Mars.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention Mars? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


David Bowie "Life on Mars?"
The B-52s "Planet Claire"
Hum "Stars"
T. Rex "Ballrooms of Mars"
Paul McCartney and Wings "Venus and Mars/Rockshow"
Ash "Girl From Mars"

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