June 28, 2007

Martian Weather News

A Babe in the Universe reports on the massive dust storm that is springing up on Mars right now.

More here....

This happens just as Opportunity is set to attempt a fairly perilous descent into an impact crater.

Tangentially related, in that they involve Mars, dust, and weather is this cool clip of some dust devils taken by Spirit....courtesy of Space.com

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June 26, 2007

Impact Crater Found At Tunguska?

Wow!
If this pans out it's really cool!

Update: via the Blogfather....more here.

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June 13, 2007

Wow! More CGI Goodness!

This is beyond cool! The University of Virginia has put online a computer recreation of ancient Rome!

Go and browse. This is really nicely done.


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June 10, 2007

The Puddles of Mars....

Water...possibly liquid water...may have been photographed by one of the Mars rovers!
                      


UPDATE:  I've been unable to blog most of this week, but as Stephen Den Beste points out in the comments, this story has been thoroughly debunked by the fact that the "puddles" are at what appears to be a greater than 25 degree angle. See here and here. The stuff may be ice, but it is not liquid water....

unless....
more...

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June 05, 2007

Thor was Actually Half Right

  DNA in Incan chicken bones indicates that Polynesians were present in pre-Columbian South America.

  The late Norwegian anthropologist, adventurer and war hero Thor Heyerdahl  had  theorized  a relationship between  South American culture and Pacific Islanders...Though he apparently got the direction of travel backwards (he thought the flow of people was from east to west , hence Kon Tiki) this does give evidence that his observations were otherwise correct.

Go Thor!

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