The southern Martian ice cap is mostly made of water, according to those clever boffins* at MIT. Ice on Mars. Credit: NASA/MOLA Science Team Ice on Mars. Credit: NASA/MOLA Science Team The polar caps on the red planet were thought to be composed largely of a thin layer of frozen CO2, resting over a dust and ice mixture. But …
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Semi-autonomous space probes seems pretty IT to me!
So where is it? Hmm? I'm waiting.....
Stop all the scientific gossip on this website!
It belongs on Perez Hilton.com.
Now can we finally colonize the bloody thing?
Seems more like a hopeful calculation and a dodgy inference. After all, the number could be explained as a mixture of solid CO2 and stuff less dense than water. Less harmful, I suppose, than the Lysenko "experiment" and other social policy tarfus closer to home.
Tomorrow, folks, I am going to experimentally verify that 2+2=4 by thinking it. Yup, got my coat on already.
" [ ... ] the polar caps were thought to be more likely to contain CO2 than water, because the atmosphere of Mars is so arid. (On reflection, that sentence rather suggests the presence of frozen water [ ... ] "
Huh? Arid means no water. It doesn't suggest that there's frozen water to me - the Sahara is arid too, does that mean you expect to find ice-cubes in the middle of it?
If the water is all trapped as ice, it's not very likely to be in the air, thus making the air arid.
The Antarctica is the most arid continent on earth.
Yet it contains most of earth's water.
Nice to see you found other things to do after football Luther, however I must pull you up on "am going to experimentally verify that 2+2=4" We all know that 2+2=5 for extremely large values of 2
Gorillas are primarily a bread eating species.
Yet they posses no baking skills.
Ice excellent! but im not going till they find the gin.
Or how many times could you drown Wales? We need some real numbers damn it"
"The Antarctica is the most arid continent on earth.
Yet it contains most of earth's water."
I think you'll find the oceans contain most of the Earth's water.