Archive for November, 2011

At Least Someone At NASA Is Still Working

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

This past weekend, NASA launched the Mars Science Laboratory from Cape Canaveral, Fla. carrying the new Mars rover Curiosity.  Curiosity will be looking for signs of whether Mars ever harbored life, among other things, and will be the third robotic rover to be placed on our nearest planetary neighbor.  Rovers Opportunity and Spirit have been on Mars since 2004, though Spirit got stuck in a deep pit of sand and, sadly, ceased communication in 2010.  Opportunity remains mobile and transmits data to Earth regularly.  This little engine that could has outlasted its planned 3 month mission 30 times over, despite the harsh Martian winters and its frequent dust storms that obscure the Sun, the tiny rover’s only source of power.  Let’s hope that Curiosity can live up to so grand a benchmark of performance as set by Opportunity.

In The Spirit Of Opportunity

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

When Opportunity knocks, by all means, let the fellow in.

WTF!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Yeah, my auto publish command didn’t go through correctly which is why you are just now seeing my Thanksgiving post.  Jeesh, I’ll always be making these kinds of blunders, it seems. Oh well, better late than never. Ta ta.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

May your bounty be rich and plentiful.

Bounty

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Thanks.

Do You Remember?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Or is it just history to you.

On The Lighter Side

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

A bit of colorful history.

Looks Like A Pancake.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Our Sun as it reaches solar maximum, taken earlier this week.  Kind of makes me hungry.  We can expect to see a great deal more activity on our home star in the months to come.

How About These Sunny Dispositions?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

I could spend all day looking at these guys. In fact, I frequently do.

It’s Official. We’re Alone….so they say

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

 

 

 

 

Here’s an article that was put out by the White House addressing all the concern people have been showing over the matter of whether or not our government has been in contact with extraterrestrials.  The fact that so many folks are making a noise over this issue is more remarkable than whether or not there are aliens flying about.  It seems it is no longer just for kooks and conspiracy nuts.  Personally, I believe.  There’s simply no reason not to.

 

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