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October 14, 2017

Mars News

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posted by Joe Smith at 9:59 PM EDT | Discussion (7)

September 14, 2017

Colors on Mars

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL1j-sagalc

A youtube presentation from the Mars Society Convention that describes a plausible method for determining how colors on Mars would look to a human. Seems to conclude they would look the same as on Earth, except during a dust storm. (Even then they would look similar to during an intense dust storm on Earth.)

Many other interesting presentations. To see them, go to youtube and search "20th Mars Society Convention".

posted by Barsoomer at 7:29 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

September 2, 2017

landslide in Shalbatana Vallis

Google Earth "Mars" has great detail at spot locations. Shalbatana Vallis is one of them. In this canyon, you can see several mud flows and one huge landslide that covers 66 square miles. The toe of this slide became a mud flow that ran for several miles across the canyon floor then up the opposing canyon wall.

posted by Britt at 4:02 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

September 2, 2017

landslide in Shalbatana Vallis

Google Earth "Mars" has great detail at spot locations. Shalbatana Vallis is one of them. In this canyon, you can see several mud flows and one huge landslide that covers 66 square miles. The toe of this slide became a mud flow that ran for several miles across the canyon floor then up the opposing canyon wall.

posted by Britt at 4:01 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

September 2, 2017

landslide in Shalbatana Vallis

Google Earth "Mars" has great detail at spot locations. Shalbatana Vallis is one of them. In this canyon, you can see several mud flows and one huge landslide that covers 66 square miles. The toe of this slide became a mud flow that ran for several miles across the canyon floor then up the opposing canyon wall.

posted by Britt at 4:00 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

July 6, 2017

Mars Surface Issues

mars-covered-in-toxic-chemicals-that-can-wipe-out-living-organisms-tests-reveal

A study that fosters a pessimistic view of whether life can survive on the surface of present-day Mars. However, I would like to have seen the study continued to see whether it is possible to selectively breed more resistant bacteria. Also this would not affect possible life underground or otherwise protected from the sun.

The silver lining here is that it may persuade the Planetary Protection officers to allow a probe to approach one of the RSLs.

posted by Barsoomer at 11:43 PM EDT | Discussion (12)

June 4, 2017

Fix

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posted by John Radogno at 2:05 PM EDT | Discussion (1)

June 4, 2017

Fix

posted by John Radogno at 2:05 PM EDT | Discussion (1)

June 4, 2017

Mars Pharaoh

Looks like a Egyptian Pharaoh to me, what do you all think? Do you know if anyone has made note of this face before me?

posted by Anthony Huggins at 11:58 AM EDT | Discussion (1)

May 15, 2017

Cydonia and The Golden Mean Spiral (an interesting find)

Hey everyone. I thought I would start my first post with something original I discovered yesterday while messing with The Golden Mean Spiral.
I rotated and scaled the spiral over an image of Mars' Cydonia region (The Face, Pyramids, City, etc) I spent a good deal of time with a hi-res image I had trying to find if there was any correlation in patterns to the spiral. It was apparent that the many tetrahedrons in the area did has some relation to each other and the golden mean. I found may interesting positions of the spiral that would include others in the pattern. But, then I came across some other, older photos of Cydonia that had an area in it that my hi-res pic(and most others on the internet do not show) These photos had the Spiral Mound(Apex Tetrahedron) show in the bottom right. I quickly noticed that the line between the D&M Pyramid and the Apex Pyramid was perpendicular to the The Wall. A quick easy overlay of the Golden Spiral on these three corners placed the spiral middle directly over The Face. This is no coincidence. I cannot find a similar application of the golden spiral to Cydonia anywhere else on the web, most images of Cydonia leave off The Apex Tetrahedron.

I am not implying that this suggests extra terrestrial life. But, I do believe it is clear evidence of extreme order in our Universe. Smile

posted by FreudSlip at 7:10 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

May 11, 2017

Measuring distances

How do you determine how far from the camera is an object from the mars curiosity rover. In other words how do measure an objects size in a photo.

posted by Jon bejko at 12:53 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

April 14, 2017

Mars - Ultra Large Detailed Maps

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/planetaryprinting/mars-ultra-large-maps

Hey everyone! I wanted to take this opportunity to share a Kickstarter project that my brother has passionately been working on for many months. He hopes to raise enough money to obtain his own printer to make more maps of Mars in the future, as well as other planets in our solar system!

This map uses elevation data collected from MOLA, an instrument aboard NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. Though maps of the Martian surface have been available before, this map implements imaging techniques that make it one of a kind. Find out more below.

This is especially important to me because I am a huge space enthusiast, and I feel we need to get more people excited about space exploration, like we used to be. Please support & share if you like it!!

posted by Matthew Nguyen at 3:07 PM EDT | Discussion (1)

April 14, 2017

Near Vacuum Gliders for Mars

Nasa has started work again on a glider for Mars calle Prandtl-M. Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars. The project is also a part of th4 Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiatio Radiosonde (Whaatrr) project designed for high altitude research on Earth.

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They will be testing the concept by doing a test drop from 100,000 feet where the atmospheric pressure is about 1% of sea level, very similar to Mars.

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We already have very high altitude sailplanes that can reach up to 90,00 feet. Airbus II has already had one test flight and is specifically designed to reach 90,000 feet. They are hoping to reach over 100,000 feet with the Airbus Perlan III in 2019.

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These high altitude sailplanes require support from wind currents and heat exchanges in order to rise that high. Near surface meteorology on Mars will be key to how long a sailplane on Mars can stay aloft. A lighter gravity certainly helps, but I am wondering how the plane will land.

posted by John Radogno at 1:45 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

April 11, 2017

Fast Track Mars Mission

KEATS: Proposal for a minimum-length Mars mission to increase probablility of success/minimize risks.

posted by Dan Vance at 4:12 PM EDT | Discussion (2)

April 1, 2017

Devils Moved Sand on Curiosity?

Devils moved half a pile of sand on Curiosity's deck?
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posted by Lin Liangtai at 6:58 AM EDT | Discussion (1)


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