Mon, Jul 06, 2009
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually
derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick
quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and
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content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Not only did we find water ice, as expected, but the
soil chemistry and minerals we observed lead us to believe this
site had a wetter and warmer climate in the recent past -- the last
few million years -- and could again in the future."
Source: Phoenix Principal Investigator
Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson, commenting on
interpretations of data that Phoenix returned during its five
months of operation on a Martian arctic plain fill four papers in
this week's edition of the journal Science, the first major
peer-reviewed reports on the mission's findings. Phoenix ended
communications in November 2008 as the approach of Martian winter
depleted energy from the lander's solar panels.
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