While they've known about this planet for eight year now. It's just this year that scientists now know more exact facts about the makeup of the planet. It's taken this long to get more exact data about it.
I placed my finger on the ground so my palm was facing up, and then put a piece of metal over it. However, if it can be purchased like land, it's all mine. I'll be able to erect all the idiotic structures I want; the property values will STILL be through the roof!