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Of catacomb paintings, wymynprysts, and rocks on Mars

My email box is under siege by people who want me to comment on the recently restored ancient Roman fresco that feminists and members of COW… no… the Women’s Ordination Conference… that’s WOC… claim as evidence for the ordination of … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Of Niobids and Rovers

This is simply too cool.
Every once in a while, we find something from antiquity that we knew about but thought lost.
Check this out, from Gazzetta del Sud.  Dorothy King’s PhDiva has a lot of photos.  With a biretta tip to rougeclassicism. … Continue reading

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Cool spacey stuff: bouncing on Titan and Martian carwashes

First, The Huygens probe has landed on Saturn’s moon, Titan.
There is a description and animation of how it hit the surface and then bounced, slid and wobbled into its resting position.  HERE.  Huygens was ferried to Titan by the Cassini … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Mars Rover Curiosity is checking in using Foursquare

Okay… I don’t think Curiosity is going to have a lot of competition for the mayorship.
Curiosity has a Foursquare account.
 

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NEW COMET! KABLAM! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! (Welllll? We are!)

There is a new and very bright comet out there.  Which of course means that it is the end of the world as we know it… maybe.  Maybe not.  In any event, it should be bright! And we might need … Continue reading

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Curiosity’s curious visual odometry system

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.  This got my attention not only because it deals with Curiosity, but also because of my budding interest in ham radio.
The newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, is tagging Mars… with Morse Code.
Curiosity … Continue reading

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A voice from Mars!

And it ain’t Marvin the Martian.
First, here is a very cool hi-def telephoto shot taken by Curiosity, the newest of the Mars rovers.

The image of nearby Mt. Sharp was taken with a 100-millimeter telephoto lens and the 34-milllimeter wide angle … Continue reading

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New Mars Rover images coming in!

The other day I was pretty excited about the safe landing of the new Mars rover Curiosity.  The dangerous entry and landing built a real excitement.  Then the first images came in.  Very cool.
Now that Curiosity has been on the … Continue reading

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Watching Curiosity Land. Just Too Cool

This was so cool. I stayed up to watch the landing of the Mars Rover. I felt like a little kid again.

First images:

UPDATE
New photos from Mars Rover Curiositas:

UPDATE:
I watched it again and it gave me goose-flesh, again.
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Shorter, of just the … Continue reading

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Curiosity to land on Mars TONIGHT!

I plan to watch the live stream of the Curiosity landing tonight.
You?
If you haven’t seen it yet, here is a video from the JPL about the terrifying landing stage:
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