Posts Tagged: Mars

This Week in Short Fiction

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Tomorrow night, we denizens of planet Earth will gather with friends and family, or with complete strangers at a bar somewhere, or with a mob of people in an over-crowded and freezing square, or we will stay home alone, taking a bubble bath and with a bottle of wine (or two), and enjoy our solitude because […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Review of The Martian

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It is the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars for about a year, all by himself.

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A History of Mars Exploration

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Last night, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars, beginning its year long exploration of the planet. The Guardian has compiled a short history of Mars musing, which highlights scientists’ fascination with the planet. Since their first sightings in the 17th century, scientists argued about the planet’s capability for sustaining life: “Lowell eventually ‘saw’ […]

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Science Saturday

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Martian landscapes that will blow your mind. There’s water on the moon, and that has implications for future manned space travel. Unmanned non-lethalwhale hunting looks pretty cool. To protect yourself against the swine flu, catch a cold?. Apparently. Along those lines, Olivia Judson explores the idea that good health can also be contagious, just as […]

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Morning Coffee

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Have you seen Big Picture’s photo-essay on Mars? It is the best thing. What does the grammar of Google searches say about us? I am just linking to this article so I can use the phrase “monkey justice.” The great Pacific garbage patch. Inhabit the giant floating solar bubble that will soon lurk over the […]

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