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Wednesday, December 20, 2006



No Drinking Water on Mars

Slate Magazine has an article reporting that the water recently found on Mars isn't drinkable. To quickly summarize: the water is probably too acidic and more than likely too salty to drink. The article also notes that since we don't know the fine composition of the surface, heavy metals could contaminate the water. While this problem can be remedied by filtration and distillation, the article shows that the public still has interest in Mars. That interest just needs to be fostered. The story was also reported in the AP (from PPG).

- posted by Jim @ 13:28 EST