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WATER in Martian Soil!!!!! YAY! :)

I know, it sounds like this was said before, but NASA just finished an analysis by the Phoenix lander. This time it's actual evidence, not circumstantial!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25954096
http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/080731-phoenix-update.html
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/news/phoenix-20080731.html
excerpt:
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Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have identified water in a soil sample. The lander's robotic arm delivered the sample Wednesday to an instrument that identifies vapors produced by the heating of samples.

"We have water," said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist for the Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer, or TEGA. "We've seen evidence for this water ice before in observations by the Mars Odyssey orbiter and in disappearing chunks observed by Phoenix last month, but this is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted."
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YAY!

Best,
Shalin

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And just think...if the first lander didn't fail on entry...

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And just think...if the first lander didn't fail on entry...we probably coulda known this in the late 90's Wink

--Shalin

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(NT) i saw this article and i thought, go shalin!

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(NT) thank you, thank you! ;) Go NASA...and our tax dollars! :)

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(NT) hmmm...coincidence this just before a solar eclipse?... ;)

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