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Matt700wlw
06-27-2008, 05:41 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/27/science/space/27MARS.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


Cool!!

SunDeck
06-27-2008, 06:03 PM
“The sort of soil you have there is the type of soil you’d probably have in your backyard.”

<soil science geek>Hold on there, doc. You're forgetting that the soil in our back yards is teaming with organic matter, which the martian soil most assuredly is not.</soil science geek>

Sea Ray
06-27-2008, 07:01 PM
The oven experiment also found carbon dioxide vapors, not surprising because the planet’s thin atmosphere is primarily carbon dioxide.

Gee, you'd think Mars would be a very warm place due to all that global warming...

durl
06-27-2008, 11:17 PM
Hold it. An experiment found carbon dioxide vapors on a planet that has an atmosphere comprised largely of carbon dioxide? That's a front-page story right there.

We've known for quite some time that CO2 levels have been increasing on Mars. (It's all the manufacturing and SUVs...)

MrCinatit
06-28-2008, 07:29 AM
Ah, but does the Mars soil have more nutrients than a Snickers bar?
I thought not.

GAC
06-30-2008, 08:50 AM
Did the soil have any trans fats?