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it's snowing on Mars!!!

I shit you not...

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/news/phoenix-20080929.html
"A laser instrument designed to gather knowledge of how the atmosphere and surface interact on Mars has detected snow from clouds about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) above the spacecraft's landing site. Data show the snow vaporizing before reaching the ground."
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"Nothing like this view has ever been seen on Mars," said Jim Whiteway, of York University, Toronto, lead scientist for the Canadian-supplied Meteorological Station on Phoenix. "We'll be looking for signs that the snow may even reach the ground."

Also, my sister had a baby boy this morning, Alex. I'm officially an uncle today! What a beautiful day for it to snow on Mars (even though it surely took more than a day to get the data to NASA headquarters and have them announce it.)

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malathion
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
1. fucking whoa

2. congrats
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