Martian Maple Leaf

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Phoenix Mars Mission will be blasting off into the enormous void of space in about 2 1/2 days. On board will be the first ever Canadian contribution to a Mars mission. When the Phoenix lands on Mars in early 2008, the Canadian Space Agency will be sending along a weather station to study the "pressure and temperature, assessing local climate patterns as well as dust, clouds, and fog in the lower atmosphere" of the Martian arctic regions. I find it highly amusing that Canadian technology is being used to study and Arctic region...


Barbara Bruederlin said...

But you have to admit, it is in no way surprising that we are sending a weather station. I mean, who talks about weather better than us?

Wandering Coyote said...

Barbara is right!

On a similar note, did you read in the news about the Russian submarine that's going to explore the north pole to try to assert mineral rights for itself? I believe Canada and Denmark are NOT happy about it.

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top