Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mars - Wet Chemistry

Wet Chemistry on Mars

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Max Planck Institute

It is so many "first time ever"s for the Phoenix Lander on Mars I am getting all dizzy. It is an amazing success already, and the results are just keeping on coming. Now, for the first time we are performing wet chemistry on another planet. And for the first time baking soil at extremely high temperatures on another planet.

The results from these record holding activities are overwhelming too. We have identified several known chemicals, confirming evidence of water...

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Texas A&M University

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