Tag Archives: Mars

Science Vs. Cinema: The Martian

How accurate is the science in Ridley Scott’s latest film “The Martian“? Many science fiction films tend to be just that: fiction. Some of them are more fantastical than others, and some are much more grounded in reality. Where does The … Continue reading

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Two Worlds, One Sun

“How different does sunset appear from Mars than from Earth? For comparison, two images of our common star were taken at sunset, one from Earth and one from Mars. These images were scaled to have same angular width and featured here … Continue reading

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Wanderers

“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of … Continue reading

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Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year

Today, June 24th 2014, marks the day that NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on Mars for one whole Martian year (687 days). The above video talks about the Curiosity mission, the results they’ve achieved, and the challenges they’ve faced. It’s incredibly … Continue reading

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If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

If the moon were only 1 pixel, what would our solar system look like to scale? 1 pixel equates to 3474.8 km. The answer, as I’m sure you’re aware, is a whole lot of nothing. And by nothing, I mean … Continue reading

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“Evening Star” Earth

We’ve had a most peculiar sunset imaged from Mars, but here, for the first time, we can see the “Evening Star” Earth. “This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the … Continue reading

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Images From A Decade Of Mars Exploration

Humans have sent several robots to explore Mars, and during their time there, these robots have taken some extraordinary photographs. NASA have collected together a decade’s worth of images from Spirit and Opportunity for you to marvel at, and marvel … Continue reading

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