Posts Tagged ‘mars’

A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

Posted: 16th March 2017 by Sus Scrofa in Oddly Enough
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Link Jan Fröjdman painstakingly parsed through thousands of images captured by NASA’s HiRISE camera to recreate the topography of Mars. While his aim wasn’t to create a scientifically-accurate representation of the planet’s arid surface, the result is still stunning. More Awesome Stuff: Impossible PlanetsSpaceX: Look UpInfinitiudeAlaskan Skies 360º Time-LapsesMars (Trailer) The Awesomer

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Invoking the spirit of “Star Trek” in a scholarly article entitled “To Boldly Go,” two scientists contend human travel to Mars could happen much more quickly and cheaply if the missions are made one-way. They argue that it would be little different from early settlers to North America, who left Europe with little expectation of [...]

A group of seventh-graders in California has discovered a mysterious cave on Mars as part of a research project to study images taken by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the red planet. The 16 students from teacher Dennis Mitchell’s 7th-grade science class at Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, Calif., found what looks to be a Martian [...]

The Boy from Mars

Posted: 5th June 2010 by Sus Scrofa in Oddly Enough, Science | Technology
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A boy named Boris Kipriyanovich, or Boriska, lives in the town of Zhirinovsk of Russia’s Volgograd region. He was born on January 11, 1996. Since he was four he used to visit a well-known anomalous zone, commonly referred to as Medvedetskaya Gryada – a mountain near the town. It seems that the boy needed to [...]

Explore the Moon

Posted: 21st July 2009 by The Dude in Science | Technology
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With Google Earth, young explorers around the world can bounce around the galaxy in Sky, fly to Mars and now visit the moon from wherever they may be. Download Google Earth

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Six European men embarked on a 105-day simulated trip to Mars at a Russian space institute on Tuesday to test how humans would cope with the long isolation. The volunteer crew of four Russians, one German and a Frenchman smiled and waved to cameras before sealing themselves in the maze of cramped [...]

Mars may be teeming with microbial life!

Posted: 15th January 2009 by The Dude in Lifestyle, Politics
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London, Jan 15: Orbiting spacecraft and giant Earth-based telescopes have detected a haze of methane around Mars, which scientists say is a result of alien microbes living just below the soil of the Red Planet, first evidence that Martian microbes maybe still alive today. Though some scientists reckon methane is also produced by volcanic processes, [...]