Archive for June 11th, 2008

Shake-N-Bake, Mars-Style

June 11, 2008

Some good news from Mars. After several days of failed attempts at obtaining a soil sample that can be analyzed from the clumpy regolith of the Martian Arctic, the Mars Phoenix Lander shook a sample into its “oven.” Now we wait for about a week to receive the results of the probe’s thermal and evolved-gas analyzer. More here and here.

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Childhood Song

June 11, 2008

My favorite song as a young child, and one that I still sing to my 8-year-old daughter, is My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.