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...

2 comments:

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.

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