Tag: Mars

The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Space Between Us (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Somehow Hollywood continues to search for different outlets in conveying young love at the box office. Sure, the goal is always the same in terms of tapping into the youth market by promoting yet another transparent teen weepie but, this time, among the planetary stars. Hey, youngsters need catering at the movie theaters as well, […]

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Mars’ Red Death: NASA discovers secret of what killed Mars!

November 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars’ Red Death: NASA discovers secret of what killed Mars!

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution – MAVEN – mission has identified the process that appears to have played a key role in the transition of the Martian climate from an early, warm and wet environment that might have supported surface life to the cold, arid planet Mars is today. MAVEN data have enabled researchers […]

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Mars colony soon(ish)? NASA thinks so.

October 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars colony soon(ish)? NASA thinks so.

NASA wants a journey to Mars, and the agency has now released an outline of that plan in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration.” “NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our history,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Today, we are publishing additional details […]

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Occupy Mars – a promise, not a protest.

September 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Occupy Mars – a promise, not a protest.

In this amazing interview, astronaut Buzz Aldrin talks about how humanity is currently planning to occupy Mars and colonise it, and how the Red Planet’s human exploration will happen in the next few decades. Hey, we’re going to have to science the s%$& out of this!

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The frozen DNA of Martian life?

June 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The frozen DNA of Martian life?

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Such deposits might provide a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet – preserving the DNA of now-extinct Martian life much like amber in the science fiction film Jurassic Park. During the past few years, research […]

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Mysterious dust cloud and aurora spotted around Mars.

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mysterious dust cloud and aurora spotted around Mars.

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere. The presence of the dust at orbital altitudes from about 93 miles (150 kilometers) to 190 miles (300 kilometers) above the surface was not […]

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Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean . . . from wet world to dead planet.

March 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean . . . from wet world to dead planet.

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere. Scientists have been searching for answers to why this vast water supply left the surface. Details of the observations and computations appear in Thursday’s edition of Science […]

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NASA Rover discovers active Organics on Mars!

December 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
NASA Rover discovers active Organics on Mars!

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill. “This temporary increase in methane — sharply up and then back down — tells us there must be some relatively localized […]

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Mars (2010) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mars (2010) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

When new life may or may not have been discovered by a robot probe on Mars, three very ordinary people are sent to Mars to confirm or deny the discovery of life. These are definitely not astronauts with the ‘Right Stuff’’. They might not even have any stuff at all. This is an animated film […]

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The Last Days on Mars (film review by Frank Ochieng).

December 7, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Last Days on Mars (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s derivative danger-in-space sci-fi thriller ‘The Days On Mars’ not only sports an uneventful movie title but lacks any distinctive pizzazz to its conventional proceedings. Tiredly patched together from countless space adventures and walking dead ditties that have graced our sights previously, ‘The Last Days On Mars’ feels rather contrived and cockeyed in its low-budgeted lunacy. […]

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