Ice Lake on Mars
I’m not a huge Mars nut, but this story seems pretty darn cool. Apparently, ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has discovered a small lake of ice located in a crater in the Vastitas Borealis region of Mars:
Manned exploration and eventually commercial development of Mars may significantly lag the development of the Moon due to the much larger trip times, and inherent remoteness of the Red Planet. But news like this reminds me that while the idea of humanity becoming a two planet species seems crazy enough to most people now, when that finally occurs, it probably won’t be much longer before it is a three-planet one.
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Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew.
Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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