Sunday, June 29, 2008

I May Owe Mars an Apology.

A while back I said that Mars was just a dusty, dead ball of rock. Or something to that effect. Well, it seems I was just a bit off the mark.

The Mars Phoenix Lander has found water ice just below the slight covering of soil. You can see it sublimating here in this very darned cool photo.

Now, in addition to the water ice, the Phoenix is telling us that the soil is not, as some had predicted, toxic. Apparently stuff from Earth could grow in it. So I take back some of those nasty things I said about Mars.

Heck. Maybe there are some
hot babes wandering around the planet? Who knows?

Frazetta interprets ERBurroughs.

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