Posts with the tag "Mars"
If you plan on using Mars in your next science fiction masterpiece, Microsoft just made your life a whole lot easier.
Microsoft Research’s Earth, Energy and Environment program, working with NASA, crunched three years of data to produce an interactive Mars map. To view the map, you can download a stand-alone program for Microsoft OS, or you can use a web-client if you have a Mac (sorry Linux users, you are screwed).
Infographic by Matthew Doxtad
The tragedy happening in the Gulf of Mexico right now is terrible. Every day more and more oil leaks out.
The New York Times suggests 35 million gallons of oil has already flowed into the ocean. When Handshake saw this number, we thought, “Hey, we should find a way to represent that.” Originally, we thought we’d make a post called Moped to the Moon.
Then we thought, “Hey, maybe we can do Moped to Mars.”
And then we did the math. Man were we wrong.
520 days. That’s 12,480 hours, or how long a six-member, all-male team will be in a windowless mock spaceship to simulate a flight to Mars. The project, called Mars500, began yesterday, and is run by the Russian Institute for Medical and Biological Problems in conjunction with the European Space Agency ESA and China’s space training center.