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Archive for July, 2008

Water found on Mars

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

From www.universetoday, July 31, 2008:

The Phoenix Mars lander finally was successful in delivering a fairly fresh sample of Martian soil to the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) oven on Wednesday and a “bake and sniff” test identified water in the soil sample. “We have water,” said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist for TEGA. “We’ve seen evidence for this water ice before in observations by the Mars Odyssey orbiter and in disappearing chunks observed by Phoenix last month, but this is the first time Martian water has been touched and tasted.”

This is potentially huge… there is now a chance that life could exist, does exist, or once existed, on the Red Planet. If life is found, it will be among the most important discoveries in the history of mankind… perhaps the single most important.

Blog Upgrade

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Today I upgraded my blog to the latest version of WordPress. Unfortunately, all my categories were wiped out. Apparently, this is a known issue. Apart from that, the upgrade was fairly smooth. Part of the reason for the upgrade was to allow me to use the new iPhone WordPress application for posting. We’ll see how it goes…

Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Yesterday I received in the mail Form 445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony. My ceremony is scheduled for August 1st at 9:00 AM. “Proper attire should be worn”.

The last step in my journey is very close. After this the first thing I will do is register to vote.

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