In the way way back times, before it was today and things were different, I wrote about Martian haikus and MAVEN.
I would like to blame an absent muse for taking this long to write three short lines. However, it was no fault of The Muse. She was available for coffee and kolaches and really excited to talk about space and planets and things and stuff.
I was busy watching it rain. It has rained a lot. Now she won’t return my calls.
So I pressed on without her and whipped up this haiku just under the deadline gun for entry into the MAVEN
haiku contest. You’ve still got a couple of days, hurry up and write a damned haiku already! (Entries by July 1, voting on haikus begins July 15)
Here’s my grand haiku-ing efforts (link)…
sledding down the dunes
carbon dioxide nuggets,
spring gullies engraved.
It is in honor of the recent news regarding the cause of the tracks in the dunes on Mars.
NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide — dry ice — may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go.
Researchers deduced this process could explain one enigmatic class of gullies seen on Martian sand dunes by examining images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and performing experiments on sand dunes in Utah and California.
Check that out! I’m legit as Spoonie.
- Would you like ice with that? (planetgeogblog.wordpress.com)