Celebrating two mighty machines of Mars…

This week it was official; the Mars rover “Opportunity”, the second of two solar-powered rovers that first landed on Mars in early 2004, was declared dead. Engineers at NASA/JPL-Caltech lost contact after a particularly nasty Martian dust storm last year, and contact never resumed. After 15 years on a hostile alien planet, the first rover…

March For Science, part 2

Well, I finally did it.   I went to my first public protest.   After too many years of just signing petitions (both paper and online), voting and hoping, even calls to our congressmen and senators, my wife and I finally attended the March For Science downtown in our fair city and it was, indeed,…