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08.06.12 Bucky Turco

NASA did it. After executing some of the most complicated maneuvers ever devised to ensure a soft touchdown, the space agency managed to land a rover about the size of a Mini Cooper on Mars. Curiosity, as it has affectionately been named, is already beaming back photos using its one-megapixel Hazcam cameras. The first was […]

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08.01.12 David Lumb

Those tooling around midtown late Sunday night will get a rare treat as the landing of the Mars rover “Curiosity” is set for broadcast on the Toshiba Vision screen below the famous New Year’s Eve ball. The $2.5 billion rover is scheduled to touch down at 1:31 a.m. on Monday, August 6. Unfortunately, as the […]

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07.09.12 Bucky Turco

NASA stitched together hundreds of images from their Mars rover Opportunity over several months, creating a stunning panorama that makes the planet look just like it does in good sci-fi movies: alien. And awesome. The space agency has a long history of doing spectacular martian photo shoots. It was back in the summer of 1976 […]

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11.15.10 Bucky Turco

According to a pair of mad scientists, it’s the only efficient way to colonize the Red Planet. Flying back and forth from Earth is too time consuming (about 6 months each way) and with all the return fuel that’s needed, costly. So, they’re suggesting a space exploration program that would send old people astronauts on […]

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05.27.10 Marina Galperina

New art theory ruining Botticelli’s famous “triumph of love” painting: Mars isn’t basking in sweet, post-coital surrender — he’s tripping on “acid” fruit. […]

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09.04.09 Cajun Boy

One of the more amusing/baffling aspects of life in the modern era is the tendency for religious dipshits to rally around any inanimate object, whether it be a grilled cheese sandwich, urban runoff or a lump of dog shit, that they believe bears some resemblance to the image of Christ. Well, now you can add […]

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