Reading List: The Moon, Mars, solar aircraft, glaciers and an essay from The Dude of The House

What Does the Top of the Moon Look Like?

North Pole of The Moon

Mosaic of 983 images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter over a one month period during northern summer.
CREDIT: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

NASA scientists created this mosaic by stitching together 983 images of the moon’s North Pole region taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The LRO robotic probe, which has been mapping the moon from above since 2009, has acquired thousands of wide-angle camera shots of its polar regions. [Read More on Life’s Little Mysteries]

The Curiosity Rover Landing With Scishow!

With just over three days until the Curiosity rover lands on Mars after the re-entry, supersonic parachute and rocket-powered sky-crane madness, it’s time to start planning your Mars parties for Sunday night/Monday morning (10:30 PM Pacific Time, Sunday night). Here’s Hank with a nice simple look at the mission and landing sequence. [It’s Ok To Be Smart]

Lost In The Snow

I pull my phone from my pocket to send my mother a text. She won’t believe this.
I get distracted by another familiar smile and slide my phone out of sight. The warm embraces momentarily wiped the falling snow from the back of my mind. [The Dude Of The House]

Solar Airplane

solar airplane

solar airplane. Click for more images.

Giant wave from glacier breakage almost wipes out boat (video)

Tourists get the full experience of the power of a calving glacier while on a boat trip off Ilulissat, Greenland.  Fortunately, and somewhat amazingly, nobody was hurt. [Deep Sea News]

-Mike

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