Tag Archives: mars

Book 3 Cover Update

(View featured image, Sol 1381 Panorama full size on flickr) Ok, yesterday’s “cover tease” post was pretty light on details. I probably could have added some content but I was in a hurry and wanted to post something. It was time. Anyway, long-time pal and internet funny guy, @dolske guessed that the image was constructed from a series… Read More »

Mars. Europa. Rosetta.

(featured image, Seasonal Streaks, Mars HiRISE, NASA/JPL/U.Arizona via Astronomy Picture of the Day) Sometimes it really does feel like we’re living in the future. As a kid, growing up, I remember reading Astronomy magazine back in the late 70s and early 80s. The eggheads at NASA and the JPL (mad hearts!) had our future all mapped-out for us. Mars… Read More »

Beneath the Red Planet

There was a question on r/askscience this week wondering whether you could tunnel deep enough under the surface of Mars to find the sweet spot that would allow a human to live without a protective suit. They’d still need some sort of breathing equipment, obviously, but pressure and heat could, in theory, reach a comfortable level for humans. I… Read More »