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Mars sunset

Adding to the previous post, there was also a contest for the most beautiful picture taken by the Mars rovers. Here’s the outcome, and that’s a good one. I used it as a desktop background…


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Mars holding its breath.

It’s raining. Following from that it’s a. overcast and b. stars are not visible. Lucky you if it’s different with you. What can I do? Sit inside doing nothing. I’d better look at my PC…


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A scene from history

Today is my birthday. 46 years ago the skies looked like this at the time of my birth. Moon (upper right), Mars (dark red, upper left) and Orion (middle left) ahoy!


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A sad robot’s tale

This is a sad story of a small robot all on its own, wandering around, desperately looking for contact. It could well be a tragic SF-story, but it isn’t. In 1997 Mars Pathfinder landed on…


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Ares V one step further

As you probably know, NASA wants to return to the Moon to eventually jump to Mars. They’re developing a new transport system for that, Ares V. Here are some details. Ares is the Greek god…


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Mars Rovers updating their brains

The Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity keep on rolling on Mars, entering their fourth year on the planet. Now new software is uploaded which enables the Rovers to examine and discern certain details they can…