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28 September 2015
Why Running Water on Mars is a HUGE Discovery
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
It’s Colder Than Mars Outside- No Really!
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
First Super High Res Images From Curiosity
The whole image is here:
6 August 2012
The MRO Grabs A Pic Of Curiosity Descending to Mars!
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
Good Luck Curiosity!
“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
Curiosity is 5 Days From Mars
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.