So…life from Mars?
I wouldn’t bet on it, but the idea that life began on Mars & flew here by meteorite is not totally silly http://t.co/hbQHe3HyOp
StarBear also features in the Tardigrada Newsletter this month!
- Life may have developed on Mars, not Earth, scientist says (news.nationalpost.com)
- Life On Earth Started On Mars, Say Scientists… (news.sky.com)
- Did life really start on Mars? (theage.com.au)
- Earth life ‘may have come from Mars’ By Simon Redfern | thanks to @BBCNews (gabrielcatalano.com)
- Earth life ‘may have come from Mars’ (astronaut.com)
- Life on earth ‘began on Mars’ (theguardian.com)
- Did life on Earth start on Mars? A scientist lays out the evidence – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
- Scientists reveal life may have begun on Mars (independent.co.uk)
- Did Life on Earth Really Come From Mars? (newsy.com)
- Life on Earth ‘may have come from Mars’ (irishtimes.com)
An update on the MAVEN contest! Here is the winning one:
It’s funny, they named
Mars after the God of War
Have a look at Earth
Next project, after knitting a Klein beanie/toque, will be blue gloves!
- NASA Sending Crowd-Sourced Poetry to Mars, Martians Probably Impressed (geekosystem.com)
- The Color of Pain (Scientific American)
- Seeing Red,Blue Affects Outcomes of Tasks (NPR)
- Meet the Thousands of People, Ready to Die on Mars (Ars Technica)
Only a few days left to send your haiku to Mars!
(h/t to NPR)
- Haikus In Space (sandrabranum.wordpress.com)
- Send your name to Mars with MAVEN (piedtype.com)
- Haiku to Mars (antoinecassar.wordpress.com)
- How to Send a Haiku to Mars on NASA Spacecraft (space.com)
- Mars Message Madness (improbablefrontiers.wordpress.com)
- Going to Mars (andreasignotus.wordpress.com)
- Theory of Life Haiku (starbearpublications.wordpress.com)
original image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
(h/t to NASA- Linear Gullies Inside Russell Crater, Mars; Mission News, Marks on Martian Dunes May Be Tracks of Dry-Ice Sleds)
- Dry Ice May Glide Down Martian Sand Dunes Like Miniature Hovercraft (albanytribune.com)
Of course you’ll get hungry if you listen to Martian News over lunchtime…not enough organics yet to satisfy an earthen appetite.
Translation: “There is nothing over which a free man ponders less than death; his wisdom is to meditate not on death but on life.” (HatTip to What is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger, first published in 1944, only 32p long!)
He was the son of Ares and Aphrodite. He is the twin brother of Phobos and the goddess Enyo who accompanied Ares into battle, as well as his father’s attendants, Trembling, Fear, Dread and Panic. Deimos is more of a personification and an abstraction of the sheer terror that is brought by war and he never appeared as an actual character in any story in Greek Mythology. His Roman equivalent was Formido or Metus.
(Edit (Dec 3, 2012): If you follow the links, you’ll discover (today) that one of the joys of Wikipedia is that the narrative changes continuously…today it cites “the battle of poo“…clearly some editor had had enough…This will, perchance, be altered again by a little more factual version. Poo battles will happen, after all. If I were clever enough I would be a Wikipedia editor. Do support them.)
- Phobos Moon (planets.org.uk)
- Deimos Moon (planets.org.uk)
- Curiosity catches sunspots along with Phobos and Deimos transits (planetary.org)
- the red planet (ireport.cnn.com)