Name your own Mars crater for as little as $5

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 5 March 2014

Forget flowers, forget chocolates – the best gift to get someone is a Mars crater! Well, naming rights, anyway. Company Uwingu is offering the naming rights for Mars craters beginning at $5 and up, depending on size. Uwingu claims there’s around 500,000 large unnamed craters on this planet and that you can also ‘help name the map grid rectangles of all the Districts and Provinces in our address system – the first ever address system for Mars’. All at a cost, of course.

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50 incredible photos of Mars go on display in D.C.

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 29 January 2014

If men really are from Mars (and women from Venus), they had some pretty impressive surroundings before populating Earth. Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars is an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., showcasing 50 hand-selected images of the exploration of Mars.

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Bye bye cruel world: tickets going on a one-way trip to Mars

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 10 October 2013

Apparently a lot of people around the world are ready to say goodbye to earth forever and brave the long voyage to Mars. Over 100,000 people have volunteered to take the one-way trip. 40 civilians will be selected by the privately owned, Dutch-based Mars One project to begin training and only 4 will actually take the […]

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What’s the worst that could happen on a Mars mission? Extreme boredom

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 23 July 2013

For all the unpredictable challenges get thrown in the way of astronauts as they zip off into outer space in the direction of Mars, the word is out that boredom is one of the biggest threats to a manned Mars mission.

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Is there life in outer space? Here comes Mars Rat

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in News on Tuesday 4 June 2013

Some hawk-eyed folks recently spotted a decidedly rat-like critter in a photo taken in September last year by the Curiosity Rover. It’s really a rock. I guess it would make a pretty good pet rock. Some fans have set up a Twitter account for it with the appropriately dire warning ‘People of Earth. You found […]

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Driving records on alien terrains

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 21 May 2013

In honor of its Opportunity rover which has been doing some intensive Mars sightseeing for close to a decade, NASA came up with a infographic chart that showed the distances that have been embarked on by its other vehicles on terrains out there in space. The Opportunity has roved 35.760 kilometers around the rim of […]

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Tour Google Moon and Google Mars with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 9 May 2013

Google Earth has taken things to new heights. Now mere earthlings can view a 3D Google Moon and Google Mars. Thanks to old photos and satellite shots, we can explore 360 degree views of these strange landscapes from the comfort of home. And the best part? You can get a tour with narration by Bill Nye the Science […]

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An artist’s impression of veggies from Mars

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 18 December 2012

We woke up the other day to the shocking news that the Chinese were thinking of harvesting vegetables from Mars. Hey, who knows, saying stuff like “Women are from Venus, vegetables are from Mars” might be commonplace one day. In the meantime, no other picture sums up our horror better than this one we found […]

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Red Journey: a fascinating trip across Mars

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By Lucas Jatoba in Video on Tuesday 6 November 2012

Have you ever wondered how it would be to visit the most gorgeous places on Mars? Take this fascinating journey across the red planet and be blown away. Dark room, full screen and HD highly recommended.

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