31 posts tagged MARS
“We drew a penis on Mars.”
Highly recommend THE MARTIAN CHRONICLERS: A new era in planetary exploration by Burkhard Bilger for The New Yorker
Ever wondered what it’s like to travel the distance to Mars? Click thru to see how designers David Pailiwoda and Jesse Williams imagine it.
Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
Definitely click through for a gorgeous photo gallery.
“With these first atmospheric measurements we already can see the power of having a complex chemical laboratory like SAM [Sample Analysis at Mars, a set of instruments on the rover] on the surface of Mars,” said SAM Principal Investigator Paul Mahaffy of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “Both atmospheric and solid sample analyses are crucial for understanding Mars’ habitability.”
Greeley Haven Mars
This full-circle scene combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. It shows the terrain that surrounded the rover while it was stationary for four months of work during its most recent Martian winter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.
My four year old son painted this at school and told his teacher:
“This is Mars. Mars is red. And there is a robot there taking pictures and sending them back to earth.”
Mars Curiosity, eat your heart out.
Since the moment the Mars rover Curiosity landed in Gale Crater two weeks ago, NASA engineers have been living on Mars time, rolling their clocks forward 40 minutes every day to keep time with the rover. One engineer brought his entire family along for the ride.
Flight director David Oh, his wife, Bryn, and their three kids — 13-year-old Braden, 10-year-old Ashlyn and 8-year-old Devyn — are waking and sleeping in accordance with the Martian clock.
A Mars day, called a sol, is 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than an Earth day — not a huge difference, but one that adds up quickly. It drives most engineers crazy. The Oh family is making somewhat of a staycation out of it, at least before the kids start school. AP spent some time at their Pasadena-area home — click through to the Huffington Post to hear about their adventure.