Home - by BigFurHat - August 8, 2012 - 16:03 America/New_York - 20 Comments
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Life on Mars -
August 8th, 2012
Stunning. I’ll paraphrase a quote from someone I can’t remember: If there’s life out there, or there’s not – both have huge implications.
Outstanding feat, and great photography.
I do see the blue cheese – oh wait, that’s green cheese on the moon. Right?
Seriously, at first I thought perhaps the blue soil was not blue, but atmosphere. But the close up areas indicate blue surface particulates where soil isn’t disturbed. Anybody know what mineral on the surface?
Outstanding pic! Not a scientist but could the blue green indicate copper?
Stranded in Sonoma
Assuming Einstein is correct (and no one has proven he isn’t), the closest solar system to ours with any planets is 10.5 light years away. The closest with Earth-sized planets is 127 light years away.
At best, it would take 21 years for our “Hello World” to be answered. At worst, that becomes 254 years.
For all intents and purposes, we ARE alone in the universe.
All right, who’s the wise-ass doing doughnits on Mars?
I Luv Bacon
Yeah, A, mabye they should install breathalyzers next to those mission control joysticks.
@Stranded in Sonoma
Sir, or Madam, as the case may be: I like the way you think. That’s exactly my perspective too – we are alone, or at least isolated. The immense distances and physics involved means there won’t be any interstellar human travel unless there are major breakthroughs in our understanding of how the universe works. So we’re stuck with robotic craft that become increasingly low-tech and uncommunicative as time passes.
NASA hasn’t admitted that, yet – but they claim that within the next decade or two they should be able to say whether ET exists or not.
Btw, ever read , or Children of God by Mary Doria Russell?
WTF? That should have said The Sparrow, or Children of God, etc.
And I thought when I watched the moon landing
at 3 o’clock in the AM (13 yrs old) I was the
cat’s ass. Awesome. Thx BFH.
Wanna see that in person–join the Marines–29 Palms, CA in the Mojave desert has all the charm of Mars and none of the jet lag…
Any bets on how long before the EPA shuts down NASA for using a tracked vehicle on pristine virgin landscape? Like the tickets they issue for using a ATV on BLM land?
@Ornery1, I thought it was Hairy Reed’s hometown of Searchlight, Nevada…
@Conservative Cowgirl–it’s close we used to pass the road to Searchlight driving the “back way” from 29 Palms to Vegas. The dead giveaway that it’s not Searchlight is the lack of shady land deals on any given horizon.
This shows what can be accomplished by a free people. Islam, what have you done lately?
Friend of the family
A young Bowie. A young Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, ABBA, etc. A young me. All gone. Hahahaha!
“Time waits for no one….”
@Xavier — Sir is the correct appellation. You can follow my alias link to my blog.
I have not read those books. I’ll look for them.
This reminds me of an earlier iOTW post, a panoramic view from the top of Mt. Everest–not in looks, just in awesomeness!
Thank you, BFH!
“If we are alone in the universe, it sure seems like an awful waste of space”
Add some sagebrush and it could be parts of Wyoming.
August 9th, 2012
I still think the high point of the U.S. space program was when we took a dune buggy to the Moon!
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