Vatican Observatory leader excited with success of Mars probe
August 06, 2012
The head of the Vatican Observatory, Father José Gabriel Funes, SJ, has said that he looks forward to results from the rover Curiosity, which landed August 6 on Mars to begin a 2-year exploration for signs of possible life on the planet.
“I think everybody should be happy with the success of the mission,” Father Funes said. When questioned about whether Church officials might be worried about the possible results of the Mars probe, he replied: “No, of course not. We are not afraid of science.” He added: “That’s the reason why the [Vatican] has an observatory.”
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!