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Microsoft and NASA’s interactive Mars tour

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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).

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MARS! from Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham on Vimeo.

Mars! A Short Narrative About Human Interplanetary Exploration

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Check out Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham‘s beautiful sci-fi short Mars!.

Those aliens on Titan have no clue what’s in store for them.

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Oil Spilled In BP Gulf Coast Disaster Could Power A Moped To Uranus

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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.

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Six Men Alone In A Box For A 17-Month Simulated Trip To Mars

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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.

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