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Water on Mars!

The Phoenix Mars mission has found water ice on Mars!

Update: Excellent new blog The Big Picture celebrates the Phoenix discovery with stunning pictures from Mars.

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  1. Lincoln Cannon said,

    June 20, 2008 @ 7:30 am

    This may end up being far more significant than most of us are now imagining . . .

  2. Jonathan Blake said,

    June 20, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    Aside from it’s implications for the Great Filter, water on Mars could make it much easier to colonize if we ever decide to do that. (I think we should.) It beats carrying our own water there.

  3. BEEHIVE said,

    June 20, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    Colonized Mars??!! What polluting one planet is not enough? :) Well, I’ll go if we find cute Marsians….what? no one lives there? what’s the point?

  4. Jonathan Blake said,

    June 20, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

    Too many of our eggs are in one basket. If some global disaster wipes out all human life on earth, it would be nice to have some spares spread across the universe.

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