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Title: Anyone want to visit Mars?
Post by: mrbiscoop on June 22, 2013, 09:43:40 AM
http://mars.nasa.gov/multimedia/interactives/billionpixel/
Title: Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
Post by: Dante on June 22, 2013, 10:07:50 AM
Bad ass.
Title: Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
Post by: ParkingPlaces on June 22, 2013, 11:03:33 AM
I would love to go, even if it killed me. (Keep in mind that I'm already old, so my bravado is almost irrelevant). I loved hiking when I was younger and would give anything to be able to walk that huge canyon on Mars from end to end. It is 2500 miles long, and 6 miles deep in places. It must be incredible.

I'd have to carry a lot of trail food. But it would weigh less! Hooray!

(http://www.portalastronomico.cl/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/4.jpg)

EDIT: Forgot. Thanks for the link, mrbiscoop!
Title: Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
Post by: wheels5894 on June 22, 2013, 12:53:42 PM
Yep. looks great and would be marvellous to visit.  I'm not sure my wheelchair would work that well on Mars but I would love to go anyway!
Title: Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
Post by: Quesi on June 22, 2013, 05:27:52 PM
Oh, sometimes I think I have already been. 

If you have not yet read the Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars books by Kim Stanley Robinson, I cannot recommend them more enthusiastically.  Truly one of my favorite series of all time.  I sometimes find myself musing over some of the social/political/environmental debates and conflicts that take place in these books, as if they were in fact historical events. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_trilogy

Would be interested in hearing from the scientists out there about whether or not the science imagined two decades ago dates the books.  I'm guessing, not too much.
Title: Re: Anyone want to visit Mars?
Post by: Nam on June 22, 2013, 09:58:07 PM
PP,

That picture looks like something sexual.[1]

-Nam
 1. Yes, I'm a pervert: what's your point?