You are browsing the archive for mars Archives - Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal.
28 September 2015
On Earth, where you find water, you find life, so today’s announcement from NASA of flowing water on Mars is far more important than you might imagine. The photos from the Mar’s rovers look almost like the high desert of the American West, but remember that Mars has only 1/100th of our atmosphere, and the temperature is well below zero most of the time. However, and this is key- when we …
8 January 2015
Data from the weather station on-board the Curiosity Rover at Gale Crater showed a rather mild afternoon on Mars. Warmer than the area in blue over the NE U.S.!
12 August 2012
The whole image is here:
6 August 2012
This is one amazing picture. Imagine the technology to look at just the right moment from high above Mars, 250 million miles from Earth and grab an image of Curiosity on it’s parachute just about to land. INCREDIBLE!
5 August 2012
“The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean. From it we have learned most of what we know. Recently, we have waded a little out to sea, enough to dampen our toes or, at most, wet our ankles. The water seems inviting. The ocean calls.” – Carl Sagan They’ve planned for every conceivable eventuality. Let’s just hope the do not run into a space demodulator and …
2 August 2012
Dr. Ryan Anderson, my fellow blogger here at the AGU Blogosphere, is an expert on the geology of the crater where Curiosity will land. I will be reposting some of his blogs, but be sure to bookmark his blog, and check frequently for updates. This is going to be one of NASA’s biggest triumphs.