Scientists long have speculated about the source of significant quantities of hydrogen that have been observed at the lunar poles. The LCROSS findings are shedding new light on the question with the discovery of water, which could be more widespread and in greater quantity than previously suspected. If the water that was formed or deposited is billions of years old, these polar cold traps could hold a key to the history and evolution of the solar system, much as an ice core sample taken on Earth reveals ancient data. In addition, water and other compounds represent potential resources that could sustain future lunar exploration.
¶ The next Clint Eastwood film will be Invictus: a story about Nelson Mandela and the South African Rugby team captain François Pienaar with Morgan Freeman as Mandela and Matt Damon as Pienaar.
Pienaar's name comes from a French Huguenot named Jacques Pinard. Many Huguenots settled in South Africa from 1687 on and a lot of South Africans rugby players bear French names like De Klerk, De Villiers, Du Plessis, Du Preez, Du Toit, Jordaan, Joubert, Malan, Marais, Minnaar, Pienaar, Rossouw, Viljoen.
... And the Springboks lost tonight against France.
¶ Why Is The Senate Going To Take So Long? (The New Republic): a very clear explanation of how the health-care bill is going to go its way through the Senate.