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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Martian Weather

Have a look at what Mars would look like if it had a proper weather satellite.

 

Scripturient: The Mouse on Mars

No, that’s not the title of a 1960s’ sitcom or a 1950s’ movie. It’s what some conspiracy theorist thinks he found in a NASA photograph taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars, in late 2014. The story was posted on the IFL Science w… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Mouse on Mars

Dead Wild Roses: Mars: The Death of a Planet

I’m tired and not braining much today, so sit back and enjoy this astronomical short on Mars. 🙂  Filed under: Science Tagged: Death of a Planet, Mars . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Mars: The Death of a Planet

The Disaffected Lib: A Big Win for SpaceX

He may be the Charles Lindburgh of our day.  Elon Musk – born in South Africa to a Canadian mother.  Traveled to Canada, became a Canadian citizen, studied in Canada before moving on to the US where he is now an American citizen.  He has five sons by his Canadian first wife, twins followed by . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: A Big Win for SpaceX

The Disaffected Lib: Who Wants to Be the Piers Morgan of Mars?

Inventor/entrepreneur Elon Musk says he wants to travel to Mars.  He’s young enough that he might manage to do that unless he comes to his senses and thinks better of it.  Still there are thousands lining up for a chance to make the one-way trip.

Some say it is possible (or within a decade or . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Who Wants to Be the Piers Morgan of Mars?

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Lights from Space

Tragic fire from space.

Check out Mars in great detail.

More link dumping: –Teach your kid how to share.

An excellent list of free programs, and ones you cannot trust. Opt out of PRISM. Join your friends in a prism-break. –Send messages encrypted “OTR”.

-Journalism’s slide into working for the man.

-Why . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Lights from Space

LeDaro: With love from Mars

Mars Rover found an interesting shape on the Mars’ surface. It is a heart shape.

LeDaro: Steven Benner: We are all Martians

We are all Martians. A rock brought us on earth. I don’t know about rest of us but Harper and company definitely came from the Mars and have not fully adjusted on earth.:)

“The evidence seems to be building that we are actually all Martians; that life started on Mars and came to Earth on a . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Steven Benner: We are all Martians

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Mars As Inspiration

Here’s an excellent space exploration mission: Orbit Mars, and return two humans safely in under 2 years. It can be done. Us humans could have several missions launching in 2018, but we just have to decide to do it. Besides the Mars One mission, this is how we expand pride in human growth. Let’s do . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Mars As Inspiration

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Eatin’ Bugs

Insects will be a staple food on Mars and other space colonies.

Paul Pardee :

Lets have the delegates to the UN have a bug banquet to show their support of entomophagy. I know that support from political leaders would help. I’m sure having the Obamas munching on some meal worms while Prince Charles and . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Eatin’ Bugs

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: I’m Drilled On Mars

I’m excited to learn that my name is selected as a site on Mars. I am unable to easily find which John Klein it’s really named after, but I’ll take the collateral naming honour.

Walking Turcot Yards: Mars Rover Self Portrait

The next step is probably self consciousness.

“NASA has snapped its most amazing self-portrait yet of the Curiosity rover on Mars, showing the robot posing with its ultimate destination: a huge Martian mountain.

The new view of Curiosity on Mars is actually a mosaic of dozens of high-definition color photos taken by the rover between . . . → Read More: Walking Turcot Yards: Mars Rover Self Portrait

LeDaro: Mars: Exploration and possibilities

Can we colonize Mars? Some scientists think that yes we can.

NASA’s Curiosity rover’s initial pictures.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Mars Laser

We’ve equipped Mars with a laser. Our latest rover there, called Curiosity, actually shoots fricken laser beams from its head. How cool is that?

Is there a scientific purpose in aiming the rover’s laser at Earth and detecting the flash here? I think there must be. We could use it as confirmation that SETI’s laser . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Mars Laser

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Mars Sounds

One thing missing from Curiosity, that seems an obvious oversight since it’s included on every mobile computer now, is a MICROPHONE! It would be more of a novelty than anything, which is why it was left out I’m sure, but we apparently have not heard actual recordings from the surface of another planet before.

There . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Mars Sounds

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Mars Landing Videos

Mars Science Lab which is presently the Curiosity rover, landed on Sunday night Earth time in Saskatchewan. There’s an excellent video first that explains why the landing was carried out in this manner. Then there’s a dramatic version timed with video clips from Earth of the people in charge of programming the landing. The third . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: The Mars Landing Videos

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Martian Automobile Association

Years ago I created the Martian Automobile Association (MAA), and tried selling memberships on eBay. I forget if I managed to sell any membership cards, but remember creating at least one (and have a photo of it), so I probably did. That member hasn’t stayed in touch, probably because they never managed to put . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Martian Automobile Association

Montreal Simon: Curiousity, Mars, and the Triumph of Humanity

I just can't help myself eh? I just had to insert the Cons, like an ugly alien probe, into this amazing story.

The US space agency has just landed a huge new robot rover on Mars. The one-tonne vehicle, known as Curiosity, was reported to have landed in a deep crater near the planet's . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Curiousity, Mars, and the Triumph of Humanity

the woodshed: Tell me again how ‘government can’t do anything’

 These are photos from Mars, taken by a nuclear-powered truck that a bunch of hairless monkeys landed there by remote-control sky-crane from a planet away. I was able to download them from the internet less than 20 minutes after the aformentioned atomic space truck landed. Doing so cost about one fifth of the cost . . . → Read More: the woodshed: Tell me again how ‘government can’t do anything’

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Austerity and Innovation – Reinventing Society

Over the last week, I have been busy – let me bring you up to date.  Last Wednesday, May 2, I tuned in to a podcast of the MARS lecture on “Austerity and Innovation” given by Geoff Mulgan who is the Chief Exec of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) in . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Austerity and Innovation – Reinventing Society