June 23, 2008
There's Water in Them Thar Hills

The Phoenix space probe has discovered conclusive evidence of water ice in the area of Mars in which it has landed. It would seem the probe itself has had a few glitches in its first month of operation, but things seem to be rapidly sorting themselves out, allowing for "mo' bettah" science to continue.

Posted by scott at June 23, 2008 09:49 AM

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Maybe I'm just a pessimist, but won't positive proof be when they heat a sample and detect water vapor? Right now we've got great photographic evidence that suggests very strongly it's ice, but we're still not quite positive, no?

Posted by: Ron on June 23, 2008 11:25 AM
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