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Curiosity and Consequences: What It Will Feel Like If Life On Mars Is Discovered

It will feel like the man leaving Plato’s cave in the below video. As with one coming out of Plato’s cave, a greater vista on the truth will have been apprehended, and we will pity those who came before us and reasoned about their existence not … Continue reading

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Two Key Things to Watch for in NASA’s Curiosity Mars Mission: The Alluvial Fan and Mount Sharp

Now that Curiosity has landed, where did it land? Well, first and most obviously, it landed in a five billion-year-old meteor impact crater named Gale Crater. Gale Crater was, for a time, filled with sand and rock, but then wind and … Continue reading

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