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Posts tagged "Mars"

Spectacular views of Mars.

opticallyaroused:

Morning On Mars

 Martian sunrises, as seen by the HiRISE orbiter

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The Opportunity Rover on Mars.
1998bl11:

zerostatereflex:

Opportunity Rover tracks on Mars. 

this is so beautiful

The Opportunity Rover on Mars.

1998bl11:

zerostatereflex:

Opportunity Rover tracks on Mars. 

this is so beautiful

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The view on Mars.

invaderxan:

Gale crater, Mars. Last week.

An infographic look at the Mars One shortlist.

s-c-i-guy:

1,058 Shortlisted To Die On Mars

When Mars One invited people to apply for a one way ticket to Mars, we didn’t think anyone would be interested. But, 202,000 applications later, we stand corrected. Mars One have now whittled this number down to a mere 1,058 hopefuls ranging from age 18 to 81 and hailing from no fewer than 107 countries. Dying on Mars truly holds a global appeal.

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Shackleton’s advert for his expedition. That’s how you advertise for colonists for Mars

pbsthisdayinhistory:

Jan. 15, 1909: Shackleton’s Party Reaches the South Magnetic Pole

On this day in 1909, members of Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod Expedition party discovered the south magnetic pole. Shackleton, who had divided up the team, failed to reach the South Pole. Upon his return, Shackleton was still hailed as a hero for his grueling and groundbreaking expedition.

In 1914, he placed in a London newspaper seeking recruits for his 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

 ”MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON”

Watch Episode One of Chasing Shackleton, a new three-part series that follows a modern expedition that re-creates Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

Photo: 1909 photo of the Nimrod Expedition (1907-09) to the Antarctic, led by Ernest Shackleton (Wikimedia Commons).

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Manned missions to Mars - sign me up.

mothernaturenetwork:

Experts think a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s is possible
The panel of space industry insiders highlighted that future space missions need to be ones that focused on advancing the goal of landing humans on Mars.

Manitoba colder than Mars right now?
sagansense:

Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”  The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.
Source: The Atlantic

Manitoba colder than Mars right now?

sagansense:

Canada is having a cold snap at the moment. This week, in Southern Manitoba, the temperature reached a blisteringly frigid -31 degrees Celsius, or nearly -24 Fahrenheit. (Wind chill values in Winnipeg—in case you were curious and/or in need of some meteorological schadenfreude—dipped to -58 Fahrenheit.) Which is crazy, and which makes for, as Yahoo’s Geekquinox blog puts it, “the coldest afternoon temperatures the area has seen in several years.”

The cold spell also puts Canada into some rarified company. Because you know what other place has recently registered a temperature of -31 degrees Celsius? Mars.

Source: The Atlantic