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2 May 2010

Carnival of Space 152

Welcome to The Martian Chronicles and the 152nd edition of the Carnival of Space! As always, we’ve got a great bunch of space-related posts from across the blogosphere, ranging from life on Mars to the age of the universe to Science Ninjas! I’ll get things started with a pair of posts from right here at The Martian Chronicles. A couple weeks ago I went on a cool geology field trip …

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17 November 2009

Be a Martian!

Fact #1: As a Mars scientist, I am incredibly spoiled. There are so many missions to Mars right now sending back so much data, that even if they all went silent tomorrow, it would be decades before we managed to look at all the data and figure out what it’s telling us. Fact #2: There are lots of people out there (I’m looking at you, loyal readers!) who would love …

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18 May 2009

Weird Rover Prototypes

Last week when the news about Spirit being stuck in the sand came out, my friend Lisa Grossman, a science writing intern at Wired, contacted me to see if I had any ideas for a fresh angle on the story rather than just repeating the press release. I suggested that she check out some of the awesome rover prototypes that JPL is working on and find out how future rovers …

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20 January 2009

15 Awesome Space Projects

Here’s a great post from one of my favorite blogs, Web Urbanist: 15 Cool Space Projects for Today and Tomorrow. The post has a bunch of awesome images, and gives a good overview of the current plans of space agencies across the globe. Check it out!

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30 December 2008

Top 100 Space and Astronomy Blogs

I just got a nice email from Kelly Sonora of FindSchoolsOnline.com letting me know that they had assembled a list of the top 100 space and astronomy blogs on the internet, and that Martian Chronicles made the list! Posting will be light here until after the new year, so if you’re looking for something to read, check out some of the blogs on the list!

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10 November 2008

Mars Art Galleries!

Apparently I am not the only person who has had the idea of posting “artistic” images of Mars! In the past week I’ve come across two sites with collections of Mars Art images. So in lieu of posting my own image this week, I’ll point you to these sites who had the idea before me! First is a site by Jim Plaxco called simply the Mars Art Gallery. It has …

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29 October 2008

NaNoWriMo

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein Starting on Saturday, I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), an annual activity in which insane writers attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. The rules are that you can plan as much (or as little) as you want beforehand, but the page must …

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22 September 2008

Vote on ScienceDebate Questions

Both Obama and McCain have answered the 14 questions posed by ScienceDebate 2008, and now the site has opened up the answers to comments from readers. So go and share your thoughts on the candidates’ science policies. They may not be having an actual debate, but we can!

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20 August 2008

How to Look at Mars

There is so much Mars data out there that it hard to keep track of all of it! Thankfully there are some useful tools that let anyone look easily look at orbital data of anywhere on the planet. The first is a program called “jmars“. This java-based program distributed by Arizona State University lets you overlay all sorts of global datasets, from MOLA topography to THEMIS nighttime infrared maps to …

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26 July 2008

Pretty Phoenix Pictures

Stuart Atkinson from Cumbrian Sky has just created a second blog to serve as a gallery of cool images from Phoenix that he has put together. Go check it out, he has some really great pictures!

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