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Crackpots (and me) are seeing aliens in the Mars rover pictures

Hilariously fun – Where’s Waldo for the Martian-minded.

 

Mars Photos by Curiosity Rover Teeming with ‘UFOs’

According to the fringe sector of the Internet, Mars is practically teeming with aliens.

Since NASA’s Curiosity rover touched down on the Red Planet two weeks ago and powered up its cameras, it has already managed to photograph several alleged UFOs and other “anomalies” in the surrounding landscape.

From classic flying saucers to an absurdly out-of-place fossilized human finger, here’s a rundown of what UFO believers claim to have found in Curiosity photos so far. [Gallery of Mars ‘UFO’ Photos]

 

Can you spot the fingernail?

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Life on Mars is possible – for cave dwellers

A study of the biology and geology of Mars, from the Australian National University, shows there is plenty of room for life on Mars.

Granted, much of that room is in caves just below the planet’s surface, and much of that life will likely be microbes rather than little green men. But here’s the kicker — fully 3% of Mars has the right conditions to support life, the researchers say.

…if you run the same numbers on Earth, just 1% of the planet’s volume can support life.

The average surface temperature on Mars is minus 63 degrees Celsius (AFP/HO/File)

Mars’ surface is too cold and too low-pressure to support liquid water…But Lineweaver’s study looked at geological data from decades of Mars missions — and concluded that it would be warm and pressurized enough for life to live just below the surface. Warmth from the planet’s core provides the heat, and soil packed in from above creates the necessary air pressure.

So are there vast empires of microbes — or even something bigger — lurking just below that dusty red surface? We should know more next August when NASA’s Curiosity Rover arrives on Mars. This next-generation space robot comes equipped with a laser beam that can blast rocks, and a robotic arm that can examine the results.

via Mashable

 

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// Photo via AFP & thx to Amelia S.

Trailer for Ridley Scott’s new movie, Prometheus – released as a TED Talk

TED Talk from the future – as envisioned by Prometheus director Ridley Scott

“If you will indulge me…I’d like to change the world.”

 

In the year 2023 Peter Weyland will make a speech in Tokyo about how humanity has become the new gods, with the power to create artificial life that looks like a human.  This viral marketing campaign is a smart choice by Fox, and as a fan of the Alien franchise, I could watch this over and over again.

Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. 

via ThinkHero

 

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They're Made Out of Meat – what aliens think of us – hilarious short film

“They’re made out of meat.”

“Meat?”

“Meat. They’re made out of meat.”

“Meat?”

“There’s no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They’re completely meat.”

“That’s impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars.”

“They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don’t come from them. The signals come from machines.”

“So who made the machines? That’s who we want to contact.”

“They made the machines. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. Meat made the machines.”

Keep reading – “They’re Made Out of Meat

They’re Made Out of Meat – what aliens think of us – hilarious short film

“They’re made out of meat.”

“Meat?”

“Meat. They’re made out of meat.”

“Meat?”

“There’s no doubt about it. We picked several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon vessels, probed them all the way through. They’re completely meat.”

“That’s impossible. What about the radio signals? The messages to the stars.”

“They use the radio waves to talk, but the signals don’t come from them. The signals come from machines.”

“So who made the machines? That’s who we want to contact.”

“They made the machines. That’s what I’m trying to tell you. Meat made the machines.”

Keep reading – “They’re Made Out of Meat

What a real alien attack would look like – Chile's Puyehue Volcano eruption (photo)

Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate. (Reuters)

via Buzzfeed

For more alien-like attack photos The Atlantic has 21 more of the volcanic lightning and ash.

 

What a real alien attack would look like – Chile’s Puyehue Volcano eruption (photo)

Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupts, causing air traffic cancellations across South America, New Zealand, Australia and forcing over 3,000 people to evacuate. (Reuters)

via Buzzfeed

For more alien-like attack photos The Atlantic has 21 more of the volcanic lightning and ash.

 

Hot movies to see this summer

The line-up for this summer’s blockbusters is looking really good…if you’re a male geek.

Here’s my top 11 (w/ trailers and release dates)

Harry Potter – the final movie

Cowboys and Aliens

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Super 8

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Captain America

Winnie the Pooh

TrollHunter

Mr. Popper’s Penguin

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Green Lantern

Release Dates

Opening Jun 10
Super 8
TrollHunter

Jun 17
Green Lantern
Mr. Popper’s Penguin

Jun 24
Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Jul 1
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Jul 15
Harry Potter – the final movie
Winnie the Pooh

Jul 22
Captain America

Jul 29
Cowboys and Aliens

Aug 5
Rise of the Planet of the Apes