Thursday, July 31, 2008

"We have water"


On Wednesday, the Phoenix Mars probe successfully delivered a scoop of icy martian soil to its chemistry lab.  Previous attempts had failed because the soil proved stickier than expected.  Although all indications were that the white stuff Phoenix uncovered was water ice, Phoenix's lab results now confirm it.  William Boynton, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer said, "We have water".

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