mars

 
  • You'll never ID this photo (unless you read Reddit)

    You'll never ID this photo (unless you read Reddit)

    Look at that pic. Take a real good look. Got an idea? Well, you're probably wrong. Read More

  • Next Mars rover to have frikkin' lasers

    Next Mars rover to have frikkin' lasers

    Apparently NASA saw something when they sent up the last Mars rover, because the next one is going to be packing heat. The next rover, named Curiosity, is scheduled to launch next year and will be equipped with an analysis system that uses high-energy laser pulses to help find out what Mars is made of. Read More

  • Forget the whack-jobs, the NASA photos don't show trees

    Forget the whack-jobs, the NASA photos don't show trees

    Look at the photo above. Doesn't it look like rolling hills adorned with patches of trees? Well, it's not. That's a picture of Mars taken by the HiRISE, the most powerful camera sent to another planet, and the tree looking things are really just illusions. NASA says that they are just trails of debris left over from ice melt landslides and we can probably believe the agency. Read More

  • NASA releases a bunch of pretty pictures of Mars

    NASA releases a bunch of pretty pictures of Mars

    It’s Friday. We know you really don’t want to work. How about some nerdy space pr0n? Read More

  • Russians waste more money, lock 6 men away for 105 days in the name of science

    Maybe someday a human will walk on Mars. The last couple of generations has always told their children that they will be the ones to do it, but we're still stuck on this planet. Anyway, 6 crazy Ruskies just emerged from a 1970's Soviet-era testing facility after spending 105 days in isolation to simulate the voyage to Mars. I don't know why some random Russian government spent so much money… Read More

  • Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    Swedish women more frustrated by computers than men

    A recent survey by Swedish computer magazine PC för Alla, (PC for Everyone) reportedly found that women get more frustrated than men over just about every aspect of computers and using the Web. While many women could say they find men more frustrating than computers, since we don’t speak Swedish its unclear whether the magazine included that question. Here’s Pingdom’s breakdown… Read More

  • NASA confirms ice found on Mars

    NASA confirms ice found on Mars

    NASA has confirmed the existence of ice on Mars, the first time water has been found on another planet confirming years of speculation as to the possiblity of water on the Red Planet. As the awful movie Semi-Pro says every four seconds, “Get excited!” And, as Bloomberg so kindly reminds us, “Water in liquid form is an essential ingredient for life.” Thanks, Bloomberg. Read More

  • Phoenix Lander leaves Yeti-like footprint on Mars

    Phoenix Lander leaves Yeti-like footprint on Mars

    The recently-launched Phoenix Lander scooped up some Martian soil on Saturday, leaving behind “an impression that resembles a footprint at a place provisionally named Yeti,” according to NASA. “This first touch allows us to utilize the Robotic Arm accurately. We are in a good situation for the upcoming sample acquisition and transfer,” said David Spencer, Phoenix’s… Read More

  • Live coverage of Phoenix Mars Lander at 6:00 PM EST

    Live coverage of Phoenix Mars Lander at 6:00 PM EST

    NASA’s latest Mars explorer, Phoenix, is set to land on the Red Planet tonight at just before 8:00 PM Eastern. There will be live coverage on the NASA TV web site starting at 6:00 PM Eastern. Phoenix is being sent to Mars’ north pole to search for what appears to be subsurface liquid water. According to the mission overview, the four main goals are; – Determine whether Life ever… Read More

  • Mars Rover Mars Rover, it's over it's over

    Mars Rover Mars Rover, it's over it's over

    It’s times like this I wish we really did just have the rovers on a sound stage or somewhere in the desert. Unfortunately, we really did fire a freaking rocket, loaded with robots, into space, which rendezvoused with another planet, then disgorged said robots for a perfect landing, after which time the robots ran perfectly well for four years now, advancing our knowledge of the red planet… Read More