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Life on Mars…..?

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Honestly, we just don’t know. Apparently the basis of most of our belief in the lack of life on Mars might be bad data. The Viking Mars Mission from 30 years ago flew close enough to Mars to see if it could remotely detect signs of life. Apparently scientists have reproduced the technology the Viking […]

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ThinkGeek :: Pluto Replies

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We here at VerySpatial are GEEKS. We accept this and rejoice in it. We are huge fans of ThinkGeek and have been known to buy items from them. One of their most recent products depicts Pluto’s probable response to the IAU’s revocation of planetary status. ThinkGeek :: Pluto Replies

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A Little Closure….

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A couple of three weeks back I blogged a story (and we had it in the podcast) about the orginal Apollo Moon landing video being lost. Apparently it wasn’t just that landing, but all of them which were lost. Turn out, the Germans had it all along! Unforunately, it isn’t a complete set – they […]

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1969 Moon Images Could Have Been Better

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Wow, TV sucks. Apparently the live broadcast moon videos from the 1969 landing were actually much better than we’ve ever realized. The camera used to film the footage wasn’t capatible with TV specifications and had to be downgraded to be put on the air. How’d they do that, you ask? Easy! They pointed a normal […]

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Build a better NASA?

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Seed magazine has an interesting editorial about building a better NASA. The crux of the article is that NASA has gotten off of its prime mission and needs to refocus its resources. The exteremly relevant quote to GIS users is this little part: “The truth is that post-Apollo NASA is overextended to the point that […]

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Serenity Movie Charity Screenings

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Ok, technically not geography, but it’s been awhile since we’ve blogged anything about Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe, so I am remedying that now. Serenity fans have set up a worldwide series of screenings (47 at last count) of the Firefly-based movie Serenity to benefit the charity Equality Now, which will take place between June 22-30th. […]

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Rocket Science 101 from NASA

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As we all know, rockets are what launch the remote sensing satellites that many of us depend on for our geospatial data into orbit. So, while not strictly geography-related, rocket science is still essential and now NASA is giving everyone a chance to be a rocket scientist with their Rocket Science 101 website. You can […]