Thursday, May 15, 2008

If I lived on Europa

If I lived on Europa perhaps I'd be a microorganism eating heavy metals in the veins of glacier melt... The ponded liquid would retain dissolved metal solutes, the gatorade for my energy needs. Cryoholes and ponds are the fertile wetlands of glaciers on Earth and on other icy worlds.

Here's one from Europa on earth, my first trip south... Andrew, Martyn, Berry are in the top row, Heather, Virginia and me are kneeling.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Loess Microderm Abrasion

Dissertating on Sunday is no good. I am already distracted by thoughts of sitting on the margin of the Llewellyn Glacier scooping a big paw of loess into my hands, burrowing in the soft silky grains and smearing it on my face. Look at the latest microderm abrasion products available, many of them feature 'aluminosilicates' which find their equal mate in glacier loess...

Also, to clean this loess off my face, there is the magic of used tea bags...