Curiousity

I should be in bed. I should be in bed. I don’t care. Curiosity is going to land so soon! We’re going to have a science lab on Mars! If you’re not watching, YOU SHOULD BE. On a day that’s been marked with tragedy and horror, we still do wonderful things. Humans built an amazing ...

It’s a Bad Universe out there

Finally! Phil Plait’s sooper sekrit project has been revealed! He’s been talking about this (or rather, annoyingly not talking about it other than to say that there’s a secret project) for months and I’ve been dying to know what it’s about. It looks like a lot of fun, sort of a Mythbusters with more focus ...

The canyons of Mars

Super cool post over at Phil Plait’s blog in regards to an oblique view of an exposed section in the Gale Crater on Mars, courtesy of NASA. This is some exciting stuff if you’re a sed/strat nerd like me. Outcrops are the bread and butter of any geologist – unless you’ve got the money to ...

Quick link: Top 10 Astronomy Pictures of 2009

Phil Plait just put up his list of top 10 astronomy pictures for the year. Beautiful!

Beautiful… poop.

Lava Cave Minerals Actually Microbe Poop Actually, that’s the real title of the article, too. National Geographic tells it like it is, baby. My two main thoughts upon reading this: 1) So wait, we may be able to find evidence that life once existed on Mars by hunting down ancient lava tubes and scouring them ...