Mars

How valuable is the Earth? Priciest at 5 Quadrillion Dollars!

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

Here comes an astrophysicist with a price tag for our home planet. Greg Laughlin, assistant astronomy and astrophysics professor from the University of California, Santa Cruz, has developed a special formula for determining how much the heavenly bodies in the universe are worth. According to this calculation valuing the planets, Earth has become the priciest one in the whole solar ...

If Only We Could Harness the Martian Methane Belch

January 17, 2009 / No Comments

If only we could harness the Martian methane belch... There was a surprising and mysterious belch of methane gas on Mars NASA says. NASA thinks there might be microbial life underground, but admitted the gas could come from changes in rocks. Methane gas on earth is by far mostly a byproduct of life — animal digestion and decaying plants and ...

Mars – A Home Far Away from Home

July 17, 2008 / No Comments

Planetary geologists are guessing that valleys on Mars came from gushes of water resulting from past rainfall or groundwater springs. Theorize, believe, speculate ... they all have the same meaning when it comes right down to it. Scientists so much want to believe that life, as we know it, existed elsewhere that they will jump to any conclusion. And jump they ...

Phoenix space craft, lands on Mars this Sunday

May 21, 2008 / No Comments

The Phoenix Mars Mission is a true partnership between the government, academia and the industry that was designed to study the history of water and the habitabillity potential on the Martian arctic's ice-rich soil. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TaP8YMM524[/youtube] If everything goes as planned, on Sunday - May 25th, the Phoenix space craft is going to land on Mars. It will enter the Martian atmosphere at ...