2012 Prometheus Award Finalist


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A young girl sets out to prove herself by resolving a long-forgotten mystery. But when she gets close to the truth, what she thought was a harmless adventure becomes a threat to the future of the independent commercial settlements on Mars.

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DIY High-Altitude Photography

I’ve already got the camera – if only I had the time to do the rest.

Amazing pictures of Earth captured by one man, a balloon and his compact camera:

Space enthusiast Robert Harrison managed to send his home-made contraption 22 miles – or 116,160 feet – above the earth’s surface from his back garden.

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Extremophiles on Mars

Well, not exactly – more like terrestrial microbes living in harsh environments like those Mars likely had some time back.

Minerals on Mars studied by the NASA rovers suggest water once flowed on the planet’s surface, but was very salty and acidic, raising doubts about whether it could have supported life.

But in 2007, Melanie […]

More on Eyjafjallajokull – Video of Eruption

One of the local newspapers, Morgunblaðið, has some good video of the eruption at Eyjafjallajokull, taken apparently from the nearby Fimmvörðuháls Pass.