Posts Tagged ‘mars’

Mars Curiosity Self Shot

Mars Curiosity Self Shot. No duckface. I wonder if Instagram will add a Mars filter to mimic that effect. Hope so. I’m really enjoying the photos coming back from Curiosity so far, and it’s just getting started.

More On Mars Curiosity’s Processor

Interesting IAmA on reddit with the Mars Curiosity team. Lots of great stuff but being a programmer this caught my eye: You are right that the processor does feel acient. Our current smarthphones are more powerful. The reasoning for this is three-fold. First of all, the computer was selected about 8 years ago, so we […]

Mars Sunset

I keep seeing this picture going around the past few days being described as a sunrise on Mars as seen by Curiosity. It’s not. This photo was taken in 2005 by Spirit and it’s of a sunset on Mars. That’s coming strait from NASA. It’s a beautiful picture, but that’s what it really is. Also, […]

Mars Curiosity Lands

I’ve said it once today, and I’ll say it again: Realization: No matter what I do today, it won’t be as awesome as landing a 1 ton robot on Mars with a space crane. Curiosity is the pinnacle of science and if it’s predecessors (Spirit and Opportunity) are any indication will have a long life […]

It Must Be Ice

Phoenix has found ice on Mars: June 19, 2008 — Dice-size crumbs of bright material have vanished from inside a trench where they were photographed by NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander four days ago, convincing scientists that the material was frozen water that vaporized after digging exposed it. “It must be ice,” said Phoenix Principal Investigator […]

Mac Running Firefox 2 At NASA

Asa’s got a blog post about Firefox 2 being used at NASA for the Mars Phoenix Lander. Bonus: on a Mac. When you’ve got to visit foreign worlds, and demand the best, Firefox and Mac OS X deliver.

It Bounces

It’s bouncing! As I type initial confirmation that it (Opportunity) survived touchdown! Wow, I’m upset I missed the first one. Extremely fun to watch. It’s like a Geeky Superbowl. The only thing I don’t see is a cooler being pored on anyone… and I’m not sure if that’s due to some asthma, or the computers […]