I Want to Go to Mars

Where is Carl Sagan when we need him? Are Those Spidery Black Things On Mars Dangerous? (Maybe) : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR: “‘If you were there,’ says Phil Christensen of Arizona State University, ‘you’d be standing on a slab of carbon dioxide ice. All around you, roaring jets of carbon dioxide gas are throwing sand……

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Neil Gaiman, Neil Armstrong, and Neal Stephenson

Wow, what a pic… Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Neil Armstrong: “Neal Stephenson and I were not standing in order to make it quite clear who Neil #1 was and would always be.” That pretty much sums up my life as a fanboy.

We Cho(o)se To Go to the Moon

Not because it was easy, but because it was hard… I hope we go back someday for the same reasons.

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Split Open and Melt

crescit cum commercio civitas? Arctic ice cap set for record-breaking summer melt session | Ars Technica: “While predictions of a total melt during the summer months and its potentially devastating effects on the planet have many worried (Serreze says the rapid melting may have contributed to severe storms in the US in recent years), commercial……

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