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Bonus Demonstrating How Fantastic Unmanned Spaceflight Is corner:
- Space Odyssey: Voyage To The Planets - part one of an amusingly outlandish BBC docu-drama about a manned mission to the solar system. Almost all of it. How much delta-V would that involve?
- Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets - part two! Spoilers: the medic dies of cancer. Something else a robot wouldn't have done.
posted in Links by Cargo Cult on Sunday August 18 2013
A quick selection this week:
Bonus Misusing Scientific Imaging Hardware corner:
- All Eyes on ISON - so, there's a newly found comet approaching the sun that, with luck, could well be the comet of the century. But it's hard to see from the Earth right now, so monitoring its activity is tricky. Good news: there's the stunning HiRISE camera (see above) orbiting Mars. Of a design really not suited for distant astronomical observations...
Links! On Sunday!
Bonus Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory corner:
- Curiosity's first year on Mars: Where's the science? - short version: they're just getting started.
It's still Sunday here! Just...
Bonus Contributed Linkage corner:
- Oak Island - location of the so-called Money Pit, a presumably natural feature declared by many to be the site of buried treasure, with a range of fantastical origins. Akin to false clues in an ARG, the assumption that the site is special has inexplicably persisted over the years. Fascinating! via Pace
- Experimental Aircraft - Imgur gallery of peculiar aircraft, always a favourite on this 'ere blog-thing. via proogs
- Modern Ruins of Abandoned Detroit - I have a copy of the book this article is based around. It's positively splendid in its dereliction. via 'Beat Darwin'
Just returned from a slightly ridiculous Grand American Road Trip. Of note: free WiFi in cheap motels can be a bit lacking, thus the absence of last week's Sunday Things. The horror! The first one missed ever!
Have some photos instead. I have taken many. More here.
Normal service will resume next week - with some of the links graciously submitted by various readers! Cheers. I need to catch up with the intertubes...