Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Snippits & Factoids

I took a nice long weekend, as family was visiting in town. So below are little facts and snippets I picked up over the last few days.

  • Unstuck! The Martian rover Opportunity finally freed itself from its sand trap. Look for more cool science from this sturdy explorer!
  • Icy lava -- Yesterday's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows a picture of Saturn's moon Enceladus (not to be confused with enchiladas, a tasty treat.) This moon may have volcanos that spew water ice as lava! I like this idea, as I have a minor interest in volcanology. For some reason, many astronomers seem to have additional interest in geology, and many geologists have an interest in astronomy. There must be some similarity between the fields that draws similar people.

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