Search Results for: Mars

A Kiwi makes it to Mars!

Forget optical illusions like the human face on Mars. That was observed from orbit and you had to hold your mouth right – not to mention the light direction. But Curiosity is much closer to the ground. It has amazing … Continue reading

Going for gold – on Mars

I know Kiwi readers are going to have a hard time dragging themselves away from TV coverage of the London Olympics – and our current ranking in the medal tables – but it’s worth putting in an effort early Monday … Continue reading

Christmas gift ideas: Working on Mars

Books are ideal Christmas presents. And as I am spending some time dealing with family business I thought reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days could be useful am repeating some of my past book … Continue reading

Working on Mars

Book Review: Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission Price: US$18.16; NZ$42.97; eBook NZ$20.95 Publisher: Pegasus (April 15, 2011) ISBN-10: 1605981761 ISBN-13: 978-1605981765 This book describes Andrew Kessler’s experience when he left … Continue reading

The Earth and Moon – from Mars

The High Imaging Science Experiment orbiting Mars is producing some great images of the Martian surface (have a browse through the images at the website). But it’s also being used to image the other planets. Here’s a shot of the … Continue reading

Being politically correct about Mars

It’s easy to be critical of ‘politically correct’ language. On the other hand avoidance of derogatory terms can help overcome derogatory attitudes. That’s why I wish there was a bit more political correctness in some of the reporting of the … Continue reading

January ’16 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Image credit: 29-Point Blog Post Checklist: How to Seduce Your Readers to Buy There are about 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters. (Let me … Continue reading

December ’15 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

There are about 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters. (Let me know if I weed out yours by mistake or get your stats wrong). Every … Continue reading

November ’15 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

There are about 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters. (Let me know if I weed out yours by mistake or get your stats wrong). Every … Continue reading

October ’15 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Image credit: 5 Factors That Affect Your Search Engine Ranking Sitemeter has been extremely slow again this month. The collection of Sitemeter data is hardly “automatic” at the moment. There are about 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding … Continue reading