August 24, 2014
No, There Will Not Be Two Moons in the Night Sky This Week

No, There Will Not Be Two Moons in the Night Sky This Week

two-moons-hoax

This faked photo often appears online with the story that Mars will appear as big and bright as a full moon on August 27.

Right off, let’s say that Mars will NOT be approaching Earth this week at some extraordinary closeness.  I think this must be an offshoot of the “supermoon” phenomena.

This hoax or just misinformation has been bouncing around the Net since the days when these kinds of memes…

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May 23, 2014
Collective intelligence  
NASA recently asked amateurs online to help it map the surface of Mars. In light of the project’s strikingly accurate results.
 An article by James Surowiecki explores the Web’s unique ability to harness collective intelligence to solve complex problems:
Photograph by Detlev Van Ravenswaay/Science Photo Library/Corbis.

Collective intelligence  

NASA recently asked amateurs online to help it map the surface of Mars. In light of the project’s strikingly accurate results.

An article by James Surowiecki explores the Web’s unique ability to harness collective intelligence to solve complex problems:

Photograph by Detlev Van Ravenswaay/Science Photo Library/Corbis.

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

May 17, 2014
The Grand Canyon of Mars

The Grand Canyon of Mars

(Source: kateoplis)

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April 12, 2014
Mars at Opposition

Mars positioned directly opposite of the Sun

The Red Planet drawn closer to Earth

and rising high in the eastern sky

Fire orange, ten times brighter than stars.

A rover named Curiosity searching Martian features.

Mars-Near-Opposition

images of Mars at opposition

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March 25, 2014
first rock from the sun in high def

first rock from the sun in high def

(Source: nevver)

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February 19, 2014
What is going on on Mars during certain times of the year when dark streaks are appearing? Scientists baffled. It isn’t water. It contains iron.
Strange Dark Streaks on Mars Get More and More Mysterious - Wired Science

What is going on on Mars during certain times of the year when dark streaks are appearing? Scientists baffled. It isn’t water. It contains iron.

Strange Dark Streaks on Mars Get More and More Mysterious - Wired Science

(via coolcatteacher)

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August 5, 2012
Watch Mars Curiosity Landing Tonight

Tonight starting at 11p ET/8p PT, join live NASA TV coverage of the landing of . Watch at

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September 28, 2011
Though it is on Mars, Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106  miles, long, looks like something outside the airplane window flying to Vegas.
I guess we could build casinos there one day too. Why not - they don’t have water either.
(via the Viking 1 spacecraft)

Though it is on Mars, Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106 miles, long, looks like something outside the airplane window flying to Vegas.

I guess we could build casinos there one day too. Why not - they don’t have water either.

(via the Viking 1 spacecraft)

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