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Curiosity

I got my geek on in a big way tonight.  At 10:31pm PDT, the United States landed a one ton, car sized rover on the surface of Mars.  The mission is the Mars Science Laboratory, or MSL.  The actual rover is named Curiosity.  I sat out on my patio with a campfire at my side […]

Phoenix Mars Lander

Phoenix Mars Lander

Ok, I’m getting my geek on again but I’m pretty pumped up about Sunday’s planned touchdown of the Phoenix Mars Lander on…you guessed it…Mars. The lander will be setting down in Mars’ polar region where it is thought the best chance exists for finding evidence of past life. Keep your fingers crossed and check out […]

Falling Down

Falling Down

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love almost anything having to do with space. Astronauts, Nasa, astronomy, etc, etc, etc, it’s all good. Well then, you might understand why I found this story interesting: Caught in Action: Avalanches on North Polar Scarps. This is one of those stories that has your jaw hanging […]