Blue sunset – on Mars

Now this is cool … its a 30 second movie of sunset on Mars. We normally tend to think of Mars as Red, so why all the blue? Well yes indeed, dust particles do normally make the Martian sky appear reddish, but they also (as can be seen) create a bluish glow around the sun. … Read more

Mars may not be lifeless

This has just appeared on the BBC … a fascinating update … it looks as if the Viking landers on board experiment actually created a chemical reaction that destroyed all organic compounds … Carbon-rich organic molecules, which serve as the building blocks of life, may be present on Mars after all, say scientists – challenging … Read more

Water on Mars – More evidence

Click to see a larger image on the Guardian web site … From Today’s Guardian …click here … This image, provided by NASA, shows volcanic cones on Mars that are similar in size and shape to cones found in Iceland where hot lava has run over wet ground. The heat from the lava boils the … Read more