Zubrin: Mars the Hard Way
Bob Zubrin’s not enamored with NASA’s Mars proposal: The kindest thing that can be said about this quintuple rendezvous plan is that it is probably the unplanned product of the pathology of bureaucracy, rather than the willful madness of any individual. For a fifth of its cost, NASA could fly five simple direct sample return […]
Better than John Carter of Mars, which we saw last week: Kudus: Slashdot.
Phobos not a captured asteroid?
New research suggests that Phobos, the larger of Mars’ two moons, isn’t a captured asteroid after all. It’s still not clear if it was ejected from Mars in some kind of impact, or if it’s all that’s left after an earlier moon broke apart and augured in.