“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Mars from Mars
This is a large photo from the surface of Mars. It was taken by Curiosity using a two mega-pixel camera as NASA’s Mars Science Lab looks around Gale Crater: This color panorama, which includes the highest part of Mount Sharp visible to the rover, was shot by Curiosity’s Mast Camera on Aug. 8 and 18, 2012 Click on the photo to really experience what it is that you are seeing.
Posted by Deuce ☂ at 8/29/2012 12:43:00 AM
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I see free flowing black gold in the river bed, and ancient clam shells on the river bank, and five white globular Ufo's which look to be coming in for a landing.ReplyDelete
And an out of place out of time 100M sign from some ancient Martian Olympics.Delete
Maybe Mars does have oil on it. It had an atmosphere, mostly gone now, once the volcanoes relaxed, not enough gravity to hold it. It had water, you can see the riverbeds and deltas. Probably had plants.(?) Go Chevron. Mars Light Sweet Crude, the very best the solar system has to offer.Delete
And no arabs to cause trouble.Delete
Drill, baby drill!Delete
"This is the first time that we've had a human voice transmitted back from another planet", said Chad Edwards, chief telecommunications engineer for the Mars missions.ReplyDelete
"We aren't quite yet at the point where we actually have a human present on the surface of Mars ... it is a small step.”
It is Nasa’s first astrobiology mission since the 1970s-era Viking probes to Mars.
"...was taken by Curiosity using a two mega-pixel camera..."ReplyDelete
My Kodak DC 4800 from the year 2000 AD has 3.1 Megapixels.
I'll bet the two little guys have bigger cameras that.
Just seeing how long ago I went to sleep at the switch.ReplyDelete