On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover. Join us live, online tomorrow, February 20, 2013, at 4:00p.m. PST to learn about Curiosity’s latest findings.
Today is the day! We Staff, and all of our stuff, have to be out of the Palace of Fine Arts by 5pm today. Monday AM, Exploratorium Staff show up to work at our new location at Pier 15. We are literally… on the move.
First NASA analysis of soil samples from Mars Curiosity mission released this week! Hear from our Senior Scientist, Dr. Paul Doherty, who reports from the American Geological Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco to learn what they’ve found.
Loving this museum participatory project from American Museum of Natural History from the 1950s. Read the letters that were written by the public and sent in, hoping to reserve themselves spots on the first trip into space!
Wayne Grim gets ready for a live #mars performance for our @marscuriosity webcast today! Tune in online 1pm PDT as we investigate Curiosity’s nuclear power source www.exploratorium.edu/mars (Taken with Instagram)
It’s not exactly futuristic technology, nor do I think these vessels would survive the ravages of space, but Rik’s spaceship sculptures are made from steel, blown glass and certainly look capable of traversing the 1950’s spaceways. The intricate retro industrial detail is definitely worthy of true rocket science though, especially the tiny, expertly positioned chairs Rik places inside them… because you know your ass would definitely get tired of haphazardly floating around in zero-G eventually. My love for these burns with the fiery hot passion of one million asploding suns, so I included a few more extreeeeeeeme closeup shots below: