Fri, Jun 20, 2008
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
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"It must be ice. These little clumps completely
disappearing over the course of a few days, that is perfect
evidence that it's ice. There had been some question whether the
bright material was salt. Salt can't do that."
Source: Peter Smith of the University of
Arizona, Tucson, Principal Investigator for the Mars Phoenix Lander
mission. Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from
inside a trench where they were photographed by Phoenix four days
ago... convincing scientists that the material was frozen water
that vaporized after digging exposed it.
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