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January 23, 2004 7:50 AM   Subscribe

Even better than flash Friday?
European Mars Express probe confirms water ice on Mars
posted by magullo (13 comments total)

 
Those European scientists had better milk that probe for data while they can.

The Martians don't like to have us poking around so much.

They got the Beagle's lander, now they've sabatoged the "Spirit" as well, I see. Next on the list.......

They simply will not allow us to discover the hidden secret of the Face on Mars, and it's connection to the Sphinx.

/ wild eyed conspiracy rant
posted by troutfishing at 8:06 AM on January 23, 2004


Water ice? There's a Rita's on Mars?

Anybody here from Philly? Anybody?

crickets
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:23 AM on January 23, 2004


Stupid: Lemon is my favorite...Although raspberry/vanilla gelato is a close second.
posted by Cool Alex at 8:34 AM on January 23, 2004


Obviously the water ice on Mars is strawberry flavour. As is the entire planet (and not tomato flavour as the conspiracy nuts will tell you.)
posted by Blue Stone at 8:45 AM on January 23, 2004


YES! FREE SHRIMP FOR EVERYONE!
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:05 AM on January 23, 2004


water ice is like saying gravy fat.
posted by Hankins at 9:09 AM on January 23, 2004


We may only have one naturally occurring type of ice on Earth, but other planets have ammonia ice and carbon dioxide (dry) ice, so it's significant that this is water ice.
posted by teg at 9:38 AM on January 23, 2004


As much as the Europeans should be given credit for a discovery, we already knew there is water ice on Mars, this confirms it exists in the south as well as north.
posted by stbalbach at 10:27 AM on January 23, 2004


I dunno; looks like they could use the Jingo defense. Does it count if it's the Yurpeens that found it?
posted by cookie-k at 10:31 AM on January 23, 2004


Mars belongs to America...
posted by drstrangelove at 10:52 AM on January 23, 2004


"Water ice? There's a Rita's on Mars? "

I'm right there with you, stupidsexyFlanders. I hope it's cherry flavored!
posted by pjhagop at 10:59 AM on January 23, 2004


That's just groovy that we're getting chemical analysis though...I just wish 50's science fiction had come true. I want to live on another planet and zoom around in a starspeed convertible.
posted by dejah420 at 1:30 PM on January 23, 2004


water ice is like saying gravy fat.

Actually, it's not. Those polar caps on Mars - which look so much like water ice - are actually carbon dioxide ice, I think.
posted by interrobang at 1:49 PM on January 23, 2004


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