Sunday, August 12, 2012

An "Alien Grey" head in new Mars photo?

Ok, so I'm checking out the new hi-res photo from the Mars Curiosity rover over at NASA's JPL site.  I'm scanning around, taking in all the little rocks and surface features - marveling at it all (yeah, I'm a nerd, I know), half expecting to see R2-D2 and C-3PO walking around out there - it looks a bit Tatooine-ish after all.  Well, anyway, I'm scanning the picture and I have to do a double-take.  I can't believe what I'm seeing as I burst out in laughter (wasn't drinking anything so it was a dry laugh - monitor and keyboard stayed liquid-free).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Curiosity begins (and continues) on Mars!

Yes!  Success!  The Mars Curiosity rover is on the ground!  A few black and white pics have already come back and I can't wait for all the pics and info. sure to come.  Congrats to all the incredibly bright men and women involved with this project - y'all are amazing!

Man, that was exciting!

Ok - now - let's continue the Mars exploration and (someday) colonization of the red planet.  But also - let's get a big-ass drill sent to Jupiter's moon, Europa, so we can peer underneath its vast sheets of ice and see what kind of ocean is lurking beneath.