The Russians think they’ve got a clean water sample from Lake Vostok. We’ll have to wait a bit to be sure. Their last sample was bad. They might find life, they might find cold water. However, the US is actually ahead on the search for life, just from another lake. I still think Vostok is more interesting, the water there is older.
|By: SouthernDragon Monday August 6, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: SouthernDragon Tuesday February 7, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews on current topics that may be of interest.
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday August 10, 2011 8:00 pm|
Say what you like about the things the the US is no longer great at, we still are the Big Dogs when it comes to building and running long term space missions. Today the Opportunity Mars Rover finished a two year trip to the Endeavour Crater. There it will look for signs that water persisted on the surface of Mars for long periods of time. Not bad for a probe with a 3 month estimated mission life, eh?