Tag Archives: Mars

Night Sky Watch: The moon helps Mommyo spot Mercury (and Mars)

If you happen to live in an area where clouds and/or light pollution aren’t blocking your view of the sky (Chicago, I love you, but you do have a tendency to thwart my inner astronomer), take a moment to look for Mercury. The … Continue reading

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Night Sky Watch: Mars helps Mommyo spot Uranus

Apparently, the moon is tired, because Mars will be our tour guide tonight. (Assuming cloud cover and light pollution in Chicago permit us to even find Mars, that is. Oh, to live in a place with stars.) But let’s be … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mars

I’ve been entrenched in the cluttering stage of decluttering for what seems like weeks now, which gives me an added appreciation for the minimalist Martian landscape. Mount Sharp The sky isn’t really that blue, and the landscape is a mosaic … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Science News Update: Space ballet

We interrupt our regularly scheduled afternoon radio silence with a Mars Rover Curiosity update. From our in-house space correspondent comes word that the Curiosity has successfully performed the first of two planned space ballets on its 352-million-mile journey to Mars. … Continue reading

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And now there’s video

Day 2 and we’re still excited about the launch of the Mars Rover Curiosity here at Caterpickles Central. Especially since we found these cool videos of the launch on Engadget this morning. Take a peek. Now, if you’ll excuse me, … Continue reading

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Asteroid! and Other News of the Week

Before we get to the news on this Veterans Day, we’d like to take a moment to thank our readers who serve–or have served–in our military. Happy Veterans Day and thank you for all that you have done for us. … Continue reading

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In which we discover signs of life in Unsuitable Places

In early September, NASA announced that the aging and arthritic Mars Rover Opportunity has uncovered evidence that life may have existed at one time on Mars. Specifically, the Rover turned up a rock full of zinc and bromide, elements that … Continue reading

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In which my daughter rolls some dice and tells another story

As you may recall from an earlier post, my daughter loves playing Story Cubes. During a recent bout, she rolled the following: It was only with great difficulty that I kept her from rolling the dice again.

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