|Saturns icy moon, Mimas in an image taken on January 30, 2017|
In the winter of 1985 I was driving through the Mojave Desert with a friend, talking about our apparent need for new river gear. As we passed the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Base, a man unexpectedly appeared on the side of the road selling used ammo cans. My friend and I laughed wildly and quickly came to realize that the moment was "All In A Days' Karma". This blog contains the occasional ramblings of a died-in-the-wool westerner who loves seeing, understanding, and being alive upon these landscapes. I cherish the moments of bliss and irony that come to all of us as we explore the planet and its residents (and perhaps visitors) in the short time we are here.
Friday, February 3, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
|Cassini spacecraft prepares to release the Huygen's probe|
Incredible as it may sound, humans have landed on the moon of another planet. As we continue to expand the reach of humanity, one has to be amazed at such feats of engineering and science. I have attached two videos in links here and here that tell the story.
|Boulders of methane on Titan's surface|
For those with more time to spare (one hour and eighteen minutes), here is a BBC documentary on the landing. Wow!