An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between September 1st and September 3rd.
The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter has obtained new, high resolution images of the ever-popular Cydonian ‘face’ on Mars, putting to rest (again) the myth that there’s actually a constructed face on the surface of the red planet.
Backyard astro-pharmacists, grab your acne medication. Jupiter is growing a new red zit. The official name of this zit is ‘Oval BA,’ but ‘Red Jr.’ might be better. It’s about half the size of the famous Great Red Zit and almost exactly the same color.
Something I need to keep in mind while continuing my search to replace my digital camera: 8 megapixels isn’t always better than 5.
If you’ve got an hour to kill and a broadband connection, the NOVA program ‘Mars Dead or Alive’ is freely available on the web!
As a long-time science fiction geek, I’d really like to get excited about the new emphasis on space exploration and research, and even a little more budgetary increase is better than none. Somehow, though, it comes across to me as nothing more than election-year grandstanding than something that’s really going to have much impact.
It’s official: Spirit (the first of two rovers sent to Mars) has landed successfully!
Frankly, I’d be more than a little surprised if nobody had attempted zero-g sex yet, no matter how strenuously NASA denies it. Still, if you’re looking to be the ‘official’ first couple to give it a shot (and happen to be absolutely filthy rich), just give the Russian space agency a call!
Just something cool: a weblog from space, written by NASA Science Officer Ed Lu from on board the International Space Station.
Of course, one has to wonder how much of a bill 150 intergalactic wrong numbers would be.