This was at 7AM this morning. It may get colder here in Duluth in the next two days. A news story this morning compared it to a temperature of 1 degree above zero which one of the rovers on Mars recently registered. I peaked out of my blinds early this morning and it looked like good old Mars was aligned with both Venus and a crescent Moon above our eastern horizon and our frozen Great Lake. Its only a few minutes by light speed beyond Earth. Well Mars may be sunbathing at perigee and all but you still couldn’t breath the air there. It barely has any. Closer to home in Antarctica I heard it was 18 degrees above zero at one of our Scientific outposts. That’s tropical. Fly me down and I’ll whip up some pina coladas.

About the author