Monday, May 26, 2008

Mars' North Pole

NASA's Phoenix lander touched down without any problems on Mars' north pole yesterday, and it's already sent back some cool pictures:




Apparently, the polygonal patterns are evidence of water freezing and refreezing on the surface, similar to what happens on Earth.

I'm certainly no expert, I just think this stuff is cool. Congrats to NASA and the Phoenix team!

1 comment:

basil said...

Remarkable achievement, considering NASA has had to work through boy geniuses like this fine example of Texas education:

http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2006/02/04/outrage-at-attacks-on-nasa-science/

I hear the scientists at the EPA also have the same, um, problem.

Have you ever wondered what mankind can accomplish if we didn't have the utter waste of wars that chew through billions every month?

Another reason I can't wait for the end of this useless, malicious regime in January.

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