Mars has ice, chunks of it

There is ice on Mars! Water ice, I mean.? That’s what the Phoenix Lander found today.

But I hear NASA’s astronauts are not impressed.? They don’t want to go to Mars unless there is also Diet Coke.

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12 thoughts on “Mars has ice, chunks of it

  1. hehe šŸ™‚

    By the way, have you ever wondered if there are indeed Aliens, why do they abduct people only from the US of A? Aren’t the rest of us good enough for them? Comon, beam us up too, insert those probes into our urrrm… mouth. implant those microchips in our shoulders. This is really not fair, I’m telling you.

    šŸ˜›

  2. Kima: Maybe because the highest incidence of people taking psychotropic drugs?
    And if people were to be missing from Sudan or Mongolia (or, er Bihar) would anyone really wonder why? šŸ˜›

    Shefaly: You never know, maybe they will šŸ˜‰

  3. When I first came to the United States in 1960 I could not help being struck by the wide availability of ice in restaurants and at soda fountains. I did not take to ice and still haven’t: chills my gums uncomfortably. (A dentist told me Indians fresh from India generally have good teeth but their gums are not in the best condition.) Iceless drinks are a virtual requirement for me.
    Ice and the possibility of past life on Mars are undoubtedly exciting but I would prefer to concentrate on the developed biological life we have got here on earth.

  4. maxdavinci: That’s a great idea. Save on materials and whatnot šŸ˜‰

    Candadai Tirumalai: I am not sure even the good teeth part is true anymore šŸ˜¦ Too many fillings and root canals are needed.
    I think we have given up on biological life on Earth šŸ˜¦ We cannot undo any of our damage.

  5. Lekhni: If one sets up an ice hotel like the one in Sweden (or in that Bond film), more – not less – materials will be used. Reindeer skins galore. Unless all Russian oligarchs take a one-way space flight, with their woolly hats and jackets. šŸ™‚

  6. I completely understand what the NASA scientists are feeling
    How can good research be conducted without chips and iced coke, I ask you?
    And the diet coke atleast balances out the chips (or so, they tell us)
    No more Mars until Coca Cola starts a vending machine there!

  7. Shefaly: I am all in favor of Russian oligarchs taking one-way flights, but I don’t want them to have colonized Mars before the rest of us!
    On materials, we should take along some Intuits and get them to build igloos šŸ™‚

    chennairamblings: Chips too, of course, what was I thinking ? šŸ˜› The next Mars Lander should install a vending machine there!

    Vasudha: Diet Coke with Martian rocks šŸ™‚

    Aniche: Much as I like Al Gore making global warming a household worry, I also suspect that he is probably the biggest individual contributor to global warming šŸ˜¦

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