Tag: Opportunity

Sunsational

June 30, 2010 0 Comments
Sunsational

I used the term “Sunsational” today for the first time this year. It is a word that I can’t say for sure that I “invented”, but that I first started using almost 15 years ago to describe a perfect day – weatherwise. There were many candidate days earlier in the year but I just couldn’t use […]

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Mars Exploration Exploits

March 31, 2010 0 Comments
Mars Exploration Exploits

I was going to review some of the latest anthropogenic global warming (AGW) news in today’s blog post but its pretty boring because there isn’t much new. Basically: the planet, the environment, and all living things are doomed, and it is all your fault. A simplification for sure, but I am trying to add some humor.  So, do […]

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Pictures from Space

May 28, 2009 0 Comments
Pictures from Space

First off, I was wondering if anyone looked at the image from the Opportunity Rover that I pointed out yesterday . I thought the streak of light was interesting (see here). Maybe it is not all that interesting. On the topic of space, here is another profile of a Lunar X-prize competitor: ARCA, from Romania. […]

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Alternative Energy and Space News

May 27, 2009 0 Comments
Alternative Energy and Space News

At one point a few days ago, the rain chances for Tuesday and Wednesday looked rather iffy and I was getting depressed about the thought of constantly spending time watering my gardens and plants. The nice steady rain of yesterday and today have brought a smile to my face, as mentioned yesterday. Ray commented (see […]

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More Space News, Drought Outlook

March 20, 2009 0 Comments
More Space News, Drought Outlook

Uh oh! A little update on the space news from yesterday and a correction. It looks like the Opportunity rover has developed a problem with another one of it’s wheels. It had minor trouble with the front left wheel last year and now the front right wheel might be seizing up. If the wheel fails, […]

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Space News

March 19, 2009 0 Comments
Space News

You know I have been following the Mars Rovers for years now and am amazed at their longevity.  Update: Opportunity is now close enough to its next target, Endeavour crater, to capture a photograph. It is still a few miles away from the crater so we can expect to wait at least couple months for it to […]

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