The US Mars space probe is supposed to go witching and digging for water at the South Pole of that planet in December.
My ignorance of astronomy/geo-geometry leads me to ask the question: How is it determined which pole of a rotating body, at least in the solar system, is to be labeled ‘North’/‘South’? Is this another application of the Right-Hand Rule, argued at length here previously? Or does this determination relate to the orientation of the given body with respect to others, such as in the case of a planet in the more-or-less plane of all the planets?
Given that Santa Clauses are prone to hang out at North Poles, and that they probably require a certain amount of water, wouldn’t it be most probable that there be water at Mars’ North Pole?
Ray (disoriented from all the political spins)