June 2008

NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander dug a trench about four days ago, and this image shows that the bright substance (see lower left, in shadow) has disappeared. Scientists believe that it must have been ice (presumably water) which sublimated away, as other substances such as salt do not behave like this. Woo Hoo!

Some people collect books (ahem), others cars. John Travolta has his own 707 aircraft (and another one – a Gulfstream?). He built his house in Florida with two airport terminals (he has his own runway). Must be nice! Fuel alone must be out of this world, let alone the CO2, etc. emissions such vehicles produce.

Yes, that’s a 2GB USB stick, er, stuck into a computer. And you can have your very own for only US$128.00.