UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2013 > Nov > Nov 19

Mars Or bust

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:58:35 +0700 (GMT+07:00)
Archived: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:57:12 -0500
Subject: Mars Or bust


Source: Economist.Com

http://tinyurl.com/oab9tyg

Nov 18th 2013


[Two graphics at:]

Daily Chart

Mars Or Bust
by T.C,. L.P., G.D. and J.S.

The international scramble to reach Earth's neighbouring planet

TWO new spacecraft set off for Mars this month: India's Mars
Orbiter Mission and America's MAVEN.

Although exploring Mars still sounds futuristic, over half a
century has passed since the Soviet Union began efforts to send
robots there.

It has not been easy.

The success rate is slightly less than 50%, leading to
phlegmatic jokes among astronomers about the "Great Galactic
Ghoul" an invisible, space-dwelling monster whose preferred
diet is Martian space probes. Yet a half-century of exploration
has also allowed scientists and cartographers to draw detailed
maps.

The one below shows the location of the successful landers and
rovers that have reached the Martian surface.

A word of caution: the map's blue sections do not represent
water but parts of the surface below a certain altitude. It is
also a Mercator projection, which distorts distances near the
poles. Hence, our map shows only the mid-latitudes.

The Phoenix lander should properly be shown somewhere north of
the map's top edge.

[More at site...]


Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand
http://tlc-brotherhood.net/TLCB_Forum.html ( guests welcome )
http://terrycolvin.freewebsites.com/
[Terry's Fortean & "Work" itty-bitty site]



Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast

At:

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/

These contents above are copyright of the author and
UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced
without the express permission of both parties and
are intended for educational use only.

[ Next Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp


Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com