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A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Get your ass to Mars!” Now you can, each and every day with this awesome desk toy inspired by the dust storms on the red planet. Created by toy designer Dan Abramson, the Mars Dust Globe offers a truly unique take on the classic snow globe.

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son
I know that plenty of parents would like to send their kids to Mars, and if you’re gonna do that, do it right. Build them a rover to ride around in. Hell, just build them one to ride around on Earth.
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NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle
NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Also like a toy truck that you might have seen in the 1980s.

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube
NASA Langley is showing off a new concept dwelling that astronauts might one day live in on the surface of the Red Planet. The concept is called the Mars Ice Home, and as the name suggests, it’s cool.

Mars Simulation Ends After Participants Spend a Year in a Dome

Mars Simulation Ends After Participants Spend a Year in a Dome
A simulated Mars mission that was paid for by NASA has come to a conclusion. The HI-SEAS mission saw a crew of six people living in a dome on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa mountain for the last year.

Planetary Fleece Blankets: Global Warming

Planetary Fleece Blankets: Global Warming
ThinkGeek flattened the Earth, along with Mars and Jupiter to come up with these cool and cozy fleece blankets. Each blanket measures 60″ in diameter and is based on images taken by NASA. Order the blankets from ThinkGeek for $30(USD) each.

NASA Curiosity 360º Video Wants to Take you to Mars

NASA Curiosity 360º Video Wants to Take you to Mars
The Curiosity Rover is still up there right now cruising around the surface of Mars doing its sciency stuff. It’s picking up dirt, checking it for microbes or water, and taking some really cool selfies. The latest video that NASA has offered up from the Red Planet is one that Curiosity shot.

NASA Mars Trek Lets Us Explore the Red Planet

NASA Mars Trek Lets Us Explore the Red Planet
The thing I have always loved about NASA is that it knows the way to keep Americans interested in space and exploration is to share all the awesome stuff its astronauts and scientists discover on missions.

NASA Boomerang is an Drone for Exploring Mars

NASA Boomerang is an Drone for Exploring Mars
NASA is very serious about sending humans to Mars someday. I can only hope that I am around to see that landing, it will be awesome. There are many challenges to putting us on Mars. One of the most basic issues is how to get enough food and water there to support exploration of the Red Planet.

Mars Spinning Globe Won’t Swell Your Eyeballs

Mars Spinning Globe Won’t Swell Your Eyeballs
One of my favorite movies to ever feature anything about Mars is the original Total Recall with Arnie. The remake sucked, but that original was fantastic ’80s fodder. I can’t think of Mars since that movie came out without thinking of Arnold with his eyeballs swelling out of his head before the air machine turned back on.

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean

NASA Thinks Mars Used to Have More Water than is in the Arctic Ocean
One of the main reasons NASA sent rovers to Mars was to see if they could find evidence of water remaining on its surface and determine if the ancient waters of Mars allowed life to develop.

Elon Musk Wants to Put at Least a Million Humans on Mars to Ensure Survival

Elon Musk Wants to Put at Least a Million Humans on Mars to Ensure Survival
Humans aren’t a very trustworthy lot, and that’s exactly why we created the concept of insurance. Insurance textbooks usually credit a group of rather daft rice farmers with creating the first insurance policy. These guys would farm all year, and then take their crops to market via the river.

NASA Wants You to Design a Gadget for the Next Mars Mission

NASA Wants You to Design a Gadget for the Next Mars Mission
What do you want to learn about Mars? This might be your only chance to find out whatever it is you’re yearning to know, as NASA wants to let you design a device that will be a part of the next Mars mission.

NASA Curiosity Rover Watches Mercury for the First Time

NASA Curiosity Rover Watches Mercury for the First Time
NASA has been cruising around the surface of Mars with the Curiosity rover for a while now, performing all sorts of experiments and research. Curiosity has taken selfies, analyzed rocks, and searched for life on the barren red planet.

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week

Curiosity Hits the Road after Software Glitch Grounded it for a Week
NASA isn’t immune to software glitches that can cause some of its incredibly expensive hardware to stop functioning. Such was the case about a week ago when a software update caused a fault on the Curiosity Mars rover, leaving it immobile for almost a week.

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)
NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing distance of a patch of rocks NASA calls Waypoint 1.
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