Thursday, July 31, 2008

Water on Mars! And in the Zah Gheeng Marsh.

Sorry I've been away for so long. I've been trudging through the Zah Gheeng Marsh sampling some shallow lakes for fish, plants, water chemistry, and other biologyish things. We had some grueling days and a few hang-ups (like a lost GPS ten miles from nowhere) but overall it was a very productive week. It's a different world out there. Here are a few pics but for the most part we were far too busy to take many photos.

With some luck I'll get a grant to continue this research for a few years. I intend to document the progress here. Oh, and Phoenix found water on Mars. I'm a little late in writing about it but it's a pretty important discovery. Life as we understand it isn't possible without water. If we are to find life on Mars, our chances are that much better with water.

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