How much d'you think they'd charge for a glass of that? (like Mr Branson's suborbital flights but you don't have to leave your armchair ;-)
A Martian meteorite nicknamed Black Beauty contains more water than any other rock found from the Red Planet. Martian meteorite Black Beauty Martian meteorite Black Beauty Credit: NASA The space stone, discovered in Morocco, is believed to come from the Martian crust 2.1 billion years ago, during the planet’s Amazonian era …
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_meteorite the usual way of identifying a Martian meteorite is by looking at the isotopic composition, but this one "has a different mixture of oxygen isotopes than that of most Martian meteorites, which could have come from interaction with the planet’s atmosphere" ... or could be due to the meteorite not having come from Mars? Presumably the boffins know what they're talking about, unlike me, but I'd still like to know how the Martian origin was established.
Are they the Second Coming? And as ravenous as locusts on a bumper crop of harvest? Methinks so. Martian Memes are Big Business for AIdVenturous Capital Seed Funders and Market Makers ....... QuITe Magical Wizards be they in the Way and Lay of Witches and their Sisters.
Just adding some further refinements to the steganographic codeXSSXXXX there, El Reg, to capture Vatican delights or prove it as an empty information vessel of ignorant vassals in need of heavenly views with novel viable Holy Sees.
It's been quite a busy year already :-) Or haven't you been paying close attention to the new live virtual browser interface for text messages to networks. Share anything hot on the Internet and the world will know at the speed of thought transfer. So what hot thoughts are worth the world knowing? How to make everything work smoothly?
My thoughts, exactly, and I am somewhat of boffin (masters in physics and astronomy). "It's similar to but different from others...," usually is a clue that you have found something entirely different from that which you are comparing it to.
After roaming through the galaxy for billions of years, I would not be surprised if earth has not gathered a few intra-galaxy 'rocks' from other star systems - debris ejected from dying stars or black holes devouring other solar systems, etc. They would be rare, indeed, but what would you think happen to a planet orbiting a sun that went supernova? Pieces would be strewn all over space.
Contrary to popular belief, while the pencil is clearly the simpler and easier of the solutions, a pencil is by far the inferior one. Using a pencil in zero G leaves a lot of graphite dust floating. Fine if you're only making an orbit or 2 in a small capsule, but it gets messy over longer periods of time. On top of that, graphite dust is conductive and leads to the possibility of a short circuit being created somewhere.
And another fun fact, normal ballpoint pens work just fine in zero G the viscosity and surface tension of the ink mean it sticks to the writing end just fine.