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Red Planet Mars 1952

I found this movie on YouTube. It’s in black and white. I thought it would be another B rated movie about green men from Mars. It was not. A scientist played by Peter Graves, AKA original Mission Impossible guy, establishes communication with an advanced race of beings on Mars. Communication is done with radio signals. […]

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The Cassini–Huygens mission
Weird

Okay. I admit it. I confess. This is a weird blog. It’s my blog and I post whatever I want on it and I get, for some reason, a whole lot of traffic. I post about weird stuff. Space. Occasionally politics. Life and death stuff. Philosophy. Linux. Weird stuff. At all times of the day. […]

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How Big does a Moon Have to Be?

Not very big! It would just have to be natural. Not made by man! And it wouldn’t have to be there for very long either. Just long enough for it to be in orbit. The astronomical community doesn’t have a definition for moon other than it has to be a natural object. Thus captured asteroids […]

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Is it possible to build an outpost between Earth and Mars?

By looking at the illustration below, you would think so! Earth and Mars are so close, why not build an outpost between to make it easier to go there! Unfortunately, this image only shows us the relative distances the planets have from the sun. Actually, Earth orbits the sun faster than Mars because Earth is […]

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Do you think people can really live on Mars?

No, of course not. Hollywood wants us to think so, but sadly, or gladly, this is not and never will be possible. Mars is a poisonous planet with no liquid water. It is hundreds of degrees below zero at night. You cannot breath the air. You cannot grow food. You cannot make goods there. Everything […]

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Is Mars a Friend of the Earth?

I heard they didn’t like us. They might even invade us and take over, and then we’d have a War of the Worlds. Turns out My Favorite Martian isn’t so friendly after all! We sure spend a lot of money sending robots there. Some idiots are thinking about sending people there. We can’t live there. […]

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