March 25, 2008
Red Salt Lick

It appears that a big chunk of Mars may be covered in good ol' table salt. While not surprising on the face of it (it is, after all, what you'd expect if huge amounts of water slowly evaporated away), it does provide even more confirmation of liquid water some time in that planet's past.

Posted by scott at March 25, 2008 12:41 PM

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Imagine the waves on that planet then!

Posted by: ellen on March 25, 2008 12:51 PM

Well, that should make the Morton Salt Corp. be one of the first commercial enterprises to mine Martian resources.

Their big plant in the Utah Salt Flats is visible from I-80, so 'they have the tools, they have the talent'...

Posted by: Mark on March 26, 2008 10:03 AM
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