My thoughts on time, space, practical matters, and other stuff

14th November 2013

Photo reblogged from BEAUTIFUL MARS with 71 notes

beautifulmars:


Possible Polyhydrated Sulfate Deposits in Eastern Melas Chasma

beautifulmars:

Possible Polyhydrated Sulfate Deposits in Eastern Melas Chasma

Tagged: Marswater on Marsgeology

14th November 2013

Photo reblogged from Tom Cruise with 10 notes

tomcruise:

Hmmm…WHAT’S YOUR GUESS as to what’s going on in bungalow 11?! http://bit.ly/MI5DiaryLaunch #MI5Diary #MissionImpossible -TeamTC
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=) I’m with this party: “What goes on in bungalow 11, stays in bungalow 11!” ;D

tomcruise:

Hmmm…WHAT’S YOUR GUESS as to what’s going on in bungalow 11?! http://bit.ly/MI5DiaryLaunch #MI5Diary #MissionImpossible -TeamTC

View more Tom Cruise on WhoSay

=) I’m with this party: “What goes on in bungalow 11, stays in bungalow 11!” ;D

10th October 2013

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I was reading…

During the US government shutdown, I’ve started thinking about how it would be advantageous for the space industry to be less subsidized by the government. This would necessarily mean that engineering and construction companies in the private sector would be devouring their donors to command exhorbant profits. Let’s pretend that I’m okay with that for the moment… to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire, as it were.

Then, I remembered I have a book I picked up somewhere: THE MILLENIAL PROJECT: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps, by Marshall T. Savage (1987). His concept is innocent enough: to build self-sustaining, politically autonomous sea colonies in open waters as a stepping stone to developing space colonies. I wondered if anyone had acted upon his ideas. It seems, that for the most part, the answer is no. I did, however search the term OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Converter) and found an article (April 2013) about two such power plants - one 10MW plant abandoned in Hawaii, and plans to build a 100MW plant in the waters near China. It seems lack of funding to complete the smaller construction has halted production. Neither of these is advertised to be central to the Millineal Project.

http://www.gizmag.com/otec-plant-lockheed-martin-reignwood-china/27164/

Tagged: OTECMillenial Projectnew ideasautonomous society

Source: gizmag.com

10th October 2013

Photo reblogged from Tom Cruise with 73 notes

tomcruise:

"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around." #VanillaSky (Suggested by @MI_ElenaGilbert) -TeamTC
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One of my favorite movie quotes… the other (also from #VanillaSky): “I’ll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.”

tomcruise:

"Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around." #VanillaSky (Suggested by @MI_ElenaGilbert) -TeamTC

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One of my favorite movie quotes… the other (also from #VanillaSky): “I’ll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.”

10th October 2013

Photo reblogged from BEAUTIFUL MARS with 70 notes

beautifulmars: I’m imagining a pristine lake …


The Floor of Candor Chasma (2)

beautifulmars: I’m imagining a pristine lake …

The Floor of Candor Chasma (2)

10th October 2013

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Pits on a Mound of North Polar Layered Deposits

beautifulmars:

Pits on a Mound of North Polar Layered Deposits

29th August 2013

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beautifulmars:

Dune Eyelashes

I love the unadulterated landscapes on Mars.. Thanks @HiRise for the amazing images!

beautifulmars:

Dune Eyelashes

I love the unadulterated landscapes on Mars.. Thanks @HiRise for the amazing images!

Tagged: Marslandscapes coolpix