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The people from the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter just released their own software for viewing the images: HiView. HiView can be easily used within ArcGIS 10. You need to follow these steps: Download the HiRISE footprints shapefile here from the Mars Orbital Data Explorer. Add the shapefile to ArcMap. Go to Layer […]

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Recently I’ve become quite interested in the works of Paul Hawken. As an environmentalist he states that we need business and entrepreneurship, that this type of human behavior can work in our benefit. There are two main things which need to change though: A corporation can also grow inwards. Creating a better service is sometimes […]

Two scientists talk here about a one way mission to Mars. “There are many reasons why a human colony on Mars is a desirable goal, scientifically and politically. The strategy of one-way missions brings this goal within technological and financial feasibility. Nevertheless, to attain it would require not only major international cooperation, but a return […]

Before plate tectonics some geoscientists believed in the shrinking Earth theory. I thought this old theory collapsed. So why are shrinking moons now popping up in the news? First shrinking Titan, one of the moons of Saturn. And today, the shrinking of our own moon.

Some things are rooted in sci-fi culture, you see them popping up in different movies or books. One of these things is matter transfer. We know it from Star Trek (Beam me up Scotty!), The Fly and Stargate. What if it wasn’t science fiction, what if within 10 years this will be a normal thing, […]

By Kirk Jones (2044) I love fireworks and its too bad that here on the Moon we do not celebrate new years eve the old fashioned way. However we do have our share of fireworks, albeit a more natural version: meteor showers. Especially the Quadrantid meteor shower makes all of us lunars to go outside. […]

First TV Image of Mars Ever Was Made With Crayons

Did you know there is a place where there is no drinking water. People cannot grow food there. A place where it is extremely cold. Walking around you need proper protection to survive. The atmosphere is very thin and there is not enough oxygen to breath. Cosmic radiation kills everything and it takes around two […]