The coatings developed can be sanded and buffed
much like a commercial 2K polyurethane system with improved blending capability and near minimal halo effect.
Feldman and his colleagues had assumed the ice was buffed
in a scattered dusty frost mixed with moon soil.
"It was like lying in bed with a girl," he jokes, "but she was really buffed."
"I'm in bed with Eric Mabius, this good-looking, buffed guy, and I do a scene with Ryan Phillippe, who's one of the biggest heartthrobs in America right now," he muses.
Sensors on board the Mars Odyssey spacecraft have spied strong signs of ice buffed near both poles of the Red Planet, exactly the regions where scientists previously had said that frozen water deposits could exist.
Even though the Odyssey probe has been taking data for just a few months and hasn't yet deployed its most sensitive instruments, data from three devices--one that measures gamma rays and two that detect neutrons--suggest there are copious amounts of hydrogen buffed 1 meter or so beneath the soil in the polar regions of Mars.