Mars Makes News: A Gabbing Geek Tribute to the Red Planet

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Better than sitting on Uranus…

Big week for the 4th rock from the Sun.  It’s time for the Red Planet’s spotlight! Check out the detail after the break!

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The Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttles

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In Soviet Russia, you don’t abandon a space shuttle facility.  Space shuttle facility abandons you!  Click on for more awesome pictures from what looks like it could be a bonus map on Call of Duty!

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Scientists Say We Will Find Life (Of Some Kind) Out There…SOON

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“Is There Life Out There?” is not just a Reba McEntire female empowerment anthem; it is the stuff of science too!  Nerds have now refined their mission definition a bit.  Is it as likely to make me get caught singing along at a red light?  Click on to find out!

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Buzz Aldrin Tweets To The Cosmos!

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On March 16th Buzz Aldrin tweeted out to the universe that while in Stonehenge, he was going to send a message to the cosmos. Check out his tweet after the break:

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Is There Life as We DON’T Know It on Titan?

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I’ve long theorized that scientists had it wrong when they insisted life had to exist in the so-called “habitable zones” because life as we know it could ONLY survive there.  How arrogant of us to apply our understanding of the universe to what happens on Earth.  Unfortunately, no one listened to me because my understanding of science is sketchy at best.  Honestly, I don’t even understand how Edison’s record player worked.  But now, some smart people have modeled what life as we DON’T know it might look like so things are going my way.

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That’s No Moon. That’s A–Oh, Wait, That’s Totally A Moon!

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That bright dot? Totally a moon and not, I repeat NOT, a secret superpowered human being safely towing the asteroid out of our orbital path. Nope. Not the latter at all, I have been told to say.

 

You probably didn’t realize just how close you came to dying in a fiery explosion with the rest of the planet yesterday.  Asteroid 2004 BL86 came within 1.2 million kilometers of Earth (fine, 745,645 miles, but 1.2 million kilometers sounds so much asteroider) and that’s only about 3 times the distance from the Earth to our moon as reported by IFLScience.  The asteroid is the size of a mountain or big enough for Bruce Willis to land on and start drilling.  And turns out it has its own little moon.

Wait, this asteroid gets its own moon?  I’ve been way better than the asteroid all year long but do I have a moon?  NOOOO!  I want my own moon now, Santa!