Monthly Archives: June 2012

Curiosity’s Curious Path to Mars

NASA and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) released this new video to explain the unbelievably complicated procedures by which they hope to land the Curiosity rover on Mars: Why so complicated? My favorite blogger Emily Lakdawalla begins a multi-part series today,

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Live Streaming Video of Venus Transit, June 5, 2012

Live streaming video from all over the Earth! Choose your vantage point if your location is clouded out.

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Transit of Venus

Some astronomical phenomena will look very much the same regardless of your choice of vantage point. The Orion Nebula will look the same as seen from any point on the Earth from which it is visible. Indeed, it would look

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