Is there ice on Mars? It seems that, yes, there is.

Is there ice on Mars?

It seems that, yes, there is.

The European Space Agency has released a photo of what they say is water ice in an unnamed crater in Vastitas Borealis near the pole of Mars.  (I love Martian names … Vastitas Borealis … rather like my first seminary).

Perhaps one should inaugurate a new cocktail in honor of this Martian Water…. L’Esprit de Mars!

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  1. teomatteo says:

    1oz Luxardo, 4 oz cranberry juice, 2oz lime juice, splash of Tannqueray. Place in crushed ice, shake , garnish with slice of blood orange.

  2. Hmmm… the sweetness of the Luxardo offset by the cranberry and lime. I’d say more than a splash of gin. Blood orange. Nice touch. Good against scurvy from travelling to sample that water in the first place.

    I’d like to suggest a healthy tot of Navy strength gin.

  3. Sportsfan says:

    I think I see Elwin Ransom.

  4. JustaSinner says:

    If you zoom in real close to the upper left corner of the giant snowball, I think you can see Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster.

  5. Semper Gumby says:

    All that ice would make a river of mint juleps.

    “Vastitas Borealis … rather like my first seminary” *chuckle*

    In the spirit of “Northern Wasteland” lemme’ put on my bartender bowtie, wipe down the bar and have a go.

    Desolation of Smaug

    2 oz rocket fuel
    2 oz Greek fire
    1 oz fermented prune juice

    Shaken, carefully, not stirred. Drink ad orientem- because you’re about to see the Almighty.

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