Mars Curiosity Rover Will Land On August 5, 2011 At 10:31 PDT
Aug04

Mars Curiosity Rover Will Land On August 5, 2011 At 10:31 PDT

The Mars Curiosity Rover will be landing on Mars on Sunday August 5th at 10:31 PDT. The site for the landing will be inside of Gale crater. The black oval indicates the spot. This was chosen because of the presence of minerals in layers on Mount Sharp (the mountain seen in the center of the crater) that formed in water which were spotted from orbit. This interests scientists as they feel this area may have been suitable for ancient...

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Break-up of a Soyuz Rocket Booster
Dec25

Break-up of a Soyuz Rocket Booster

Here is a video of the re-entry of the Soyuz rocket booster over Germany. This is definitely cool as you can clearly see chunks of the boosters body following along the meat of the stage, leaving their own trails from burning up during their re-entry into the atmosphere. Cool stuff! The video disappeared from where I saw it before, so here is a new link to it. Empty rocket stage burned up in the...

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Possible evidence of flowing water on Mars
Aug05

Possible evidence of flowing water on Mars

The markings appear on slopes during late spring and summer fade in winter, then return the next spring. And the best explanation is briny water run-off due to melting. If true this will be the place to look for possible life for...

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Clear Crisp Autumn Morning
Oct05

Clear Crisp Autumn Morning

I am on my way to work right now rd and am looking at a lovely clear sky. The thin crescent of a waning moon in the west, in a clear crisp sky looks wonderful.Orion is high in the southwest along with Taurus, and the Pleiades can even be seen through the light polluted skies of North Vancouver. I wish I could take a picture so I could share it with you. I have always loved the winter constellations and the clear dark skies. I am also...

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Night Time over The Harbour In Vancouver

I got this shot with my Canon XTi on the evening of the 28th of August. There are some nice colors, and even with all the light pollution a few stars even poked out. I definitely can’t spot any constellation shapes...

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