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You are ‘dead’ inside, if you don’t like space exploration.

Even if you are hard-core terrestrial-ist or is so pragmatic that you are just solid oak, when one sees visuals of and about space, can’t help but melt with awe and hearty gratitude for human curiosities.

Anyway, what are the mission’s goals?

  1. Determine whether Mars could ever have supported life
  2. Study the climate of Mars
  3. Study the geology of Mars
  4. Plan for a human mission to Mars

And what are its scientific objectives?

  1. Determine the mineralogical composition of the Martian surface and near-surface geological materials.
  2. Attempt to detect chemical building blocks of life (biosignatures).
  3. Interpret the processes that have formed and modified rocks and soils.
  4. Assess long-timescale (i.e., 4-billion-year) Martian atmospheric evolution processes.
  5. Determine present state, distribution, and cycling of water and carbon dioxide.
  6. Characterize the broad spectrum of surface radiation, including galactic radiationcosmic radiationsolar proton events andsecondary neutrons.

Well, just to remind you all, Curiosity, the latest of NASA’s rovers, is on the long road to Mars right now. And if you missed the launch, it was cool and here it is below for your view again.

And if you don’t know “how the rover will be roving around on the surface of Mars”, then take an artist realistic rendering of the Mini Cooper sized, high powered rover.

 

197 days to go. That’s around, four and half months to go (mid-June 2012).

The International Space Station streaks past the moon (Lauren Harnett / NASA) <Enlarge to see Closer>

NASA photographer Lauren Harnett took the photos separately, composited them and here is the result.

Stunning (as any space image are to be), beautiful (the station is so small!), and tickles the imagination (even if one isn’t into this kind of stuff).

Kudos.

Read & View more:  The Huffington Post, NASA

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001

w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal
janjelinek.com   faitiche.de

Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
eol.jsc.nasa.gov

Editing: Michael König   koenigm.com

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

What is your awesome website you’d like to share?

Now, my qualifications of what an awesome website is, is that it is just curious (whether useless), fabulous (whether practical), and/or stupendous (although simple)!  I don’t have any particular categories to go by, at the moment, for this is just a quick way to relay my thoughts to you all, through my online searches.  The list presented every week should be flexible and fluctuate, depending on my collected mood   =D

But one things for sure, I’d like to keep with sites that we don’t normally see in our normal search routines.

And of course, I may include some remarks, comments, or some snark remark-a-comment to each link. You never know.

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Now, what I will ask of you all, is what website(s) you think is/are awesome, in your eyes!

After all, in some estimates, there are close to 300 Million websites existing in this online universe we love.

Let me know!

Well, here’s my first list. Check ’em out!

GAS BUDDY  (gasbuddy.com)– love tracking your gas? Here’s a source.

HODAR (hodar.com)– weather you never see on ABC-7 Accuweather.

ONEMOTION (onemotion.com)– somethings you’d never thought you’d do with your mouse.

USGS (usgs.gov)– what are floods, droughts, Geospatial Analysis. Oh my!

NEWSEUM (newseum.org)– particular twist on a very cool museum for media & news outputs.

NASA (nasa.gov)– see how the new generation of space exploration has been defined.

EARTHCAM (earthcam.com)– street voyeurism on an international and intercontinental scale.

ACCESSORY GEEKS (accessorygeeks.com)– you got an iPhone right? An Android phone?! What da!

RECORD TRIPPING (recordtripping.com)– so cool I felt like Jam-Master Jay.

RETAIL ME NOT (retailmenot.com)– you like coupons! I’ll show you coupons!

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Any comments?? Let me know!

 

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