big_duo3674 t1_j9r315e wrote

They really did a number on the letter "e" at some point, did it piss off someone important?

Alright that's enough e, I will make it my life's work to ensure you're time at the end of words is finished


big_duo3674 t1_j6lyn9m wrote

To add on to the other comment, these deposits are made in very carefully selected locations that would be used as a backup in case the main samples are unable to successfully be returned to earth. They'll get a little dusty, but with the way it works on Mars they will be able to sit perfectly sealed for many years before they'll be covered with enough dust to be hard to locate


big_duo3674 t1_j1hq2u4 wrote

It's not that difficult to get grated wasabi root where I am, and I'm in the the US about as far from any oceans as possible. It's true that pretty much everything you'll find in restaurants or in those little packets is just horseradish and mustard seed, but this is the one I usually get, it's sold in quite a few stores nearby


big_duo3674 t1_iu473ql wrote

I bet with different paper materials and other things like the ink used influence the combustion temperature quite a bit, I'm surprised a lab would come up with such a specific number for a widely variable thing