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An image from the surface of Mars

I simply glad to share this, it just came in via our friends at NASA. The MSL has taken this magnificent and inspiring image on the surface of Mars. This is how its surrounding looks like. Desolate, but eerily picturesque:

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast: Steampunk Projects and the Mars Rover

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean5.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:10 — 18.3MB) | EmbedThe last podcast before I go to Vienna for the European Steampunk Convention. It was recorded under somewhat unusual circumstances on-the-fly while I was trudging through the part of western Germany to which the railway came last. And …

Curiosity celebratory post

Today I feel great. Today is one of the days I will look back upon as proof that mankind can achieve great things when we put our hearts, minds and strength to it. The Mars Science Laboratory Mission (MSL) is a prime example of what comes out when we use …

Quick Tweet from NASA

I am on the train right now, so I can not do much to celebrate the safe arrival of the Curiosity on Mars, but I can share this tweet: #MSL: Here’s a better picture where you can see the @MarsCuriosity shadow in Gale Crater on Mars http://t.co/hzo1lLA3 — NASA (@NASA) …

MSL Liftoff and Moon Cannon

As an astronomy geek, I simply had to share this one, the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory: Apart from the obvious science and sheer power of technology involved in here, it is also interesting to see how much actual space travel differs from early visions. Although rockets have been …