Hand Beaded Turquoise Necklace

Hand Beaded Turquoise Necklace.

I like to fiddle with things

Or… what I did this weekend.

 

Mars NASA Rover Curiosity Landing Party!

Less than two weeks to go. The newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, is slated to land on the Red Planet August 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm PDT [1:31 am EDT August 6th]

Detailed information and countdown clock at NASA’s Mars site http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

Whether you stay up late into the night on the 5th…

Mars Rover Landing Party Supplies

…or celebrate the next day…

Mars Rover Landing Party Supplies

It’s an excellent excuse to host a Mars Party.

The Science Channel has scheduled a special on the landing Monday August 6th at 9:00 pm EDT. I hope it starts with CURIOSITY MADE IT! :)

Chinese Zombie Attack!

Chinese Zombie Attack: Drunken man leaps upon, eats woman’s face

The zombie attacks aren’t left to just the American south. China has decided to jump on the enraged-person-eats-face bandwagon. Drunk Chinese bus driver, Dong, blocked the path of motorist Du. Du steps out. Dong attacks and eats Du’s face. Sometimes the headlines, they write themselves. Continue reading

This Is The Life On Mars

Life on Mars: here’s what it looks like
July 9, 2012 – 5:47PM
Nicky Phillips

A section of the NASA shot of Mars. See the full scale picture on NASA’s site Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University
This is about as good a view of Mars most people will ever see.
NASA has released a panoramic scene, compiled of 817 images, of the Red Planet.
The images were taken by a mast-mounted panoramic camera on the US space agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between December 2011 and May 2012 when the rover was stationary for maintenance during the Martian winter.
NASA described the picture as the “next best thing to being there”.

The image shows new rover tracks and an old impact crater, known as the Endeavour Crater, which can be seen just below the horizon in the right half of the picture. It spans 22 kilometres in diameter.
The rover’s solar panels and deck can be seen in the foreground.
Opportunity, which has been working on Mars since January 2004, completed its 3000th Martian day on July 2, when the US space agency marked 15 years of robotic presence on the Red Planet.
NASA’s Curiosity rover, formally known as the Mars Science Laboratory but nicknamed a “dream machine” by NASA scientists, blasted off from Florida in November and is expected to land in early August.
It is the most advanced machine ever built with the aim of roaming the surface of Earth’s nearest neighbour. The rover cost $2.5 billion to construct and launch, carries its own rock-analysing lab and aims to hunt for signs that life once existed there.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/life-on-mars-heres-what-it-looks-like-20120709-21re0.html

Curiosity Rover Mars Landing Party In August! August 6th is the current projected date. Who’s with me?