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Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard – Holger – Timothy – Ron – Ruggero Fast links to Bios:  Holger – Ron – Keith – Andrew – Timothy – Ruggero –    What is the REAL color of Mars …? A lot of us have been asking that simple question, since that early morning in July, 1976, as the first COLOR image of Mars was coming in from Viking — and Carl Sagan, one of the Viking Imaging Team members, watching with us., exclaimed: “Why, it looks like Arizona … blue skies and all!; any moment, you expect Yosemite Sam to come wandering in on a burro, stage left ….” That was the LAST time humans on Earth saw LIVE “blue skies” on Mars … until … the landing of the Perseverance rover, February 18th, 2021. Almost half a century ago …. Nine days AFTER Percy’s landing — and after […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items: Richard – Ron – Andrew – Ruggero – Bob Fast links to Bios: Andrew – Ron – Timothy – Bob – Keith – Ruggero Over the past several weeks, ever since the Perseverance Rover touched down successful at Jezero Crater on Mars (Feb 18), the Enterprise Mission Team has been discovering one extraordinary thing after another, in the constant stream of data that Percy has been sending back to Earth …. Simultaneously, we have dutifully been reporting these increasingly amazing “finds” to our own world-wide “Other Side of Midnight” audience — spread literally around the Earth. Well, “someone” … INSIDE NASA/JPL … appears to ALSO have been listening …. This week, “out of the blue” (like … literally), Percy — in the midst of the exacting and meticulous process of preparing its historic on-board helicopter for its first flying launch upon another planet! — suddenly sent back […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items: Richard – Andrew – Ron – Ruggero Fast links to Bios: Andrew – Ron – Ruggero – Keith – Leslie  OK, what is the REAL Perseverance mission to Jezero Crater? Yes, I know what NASA says– “The Perseverance rover will search for ancient Martian microfossils of long-extinct bacteria … or … at least their organic “biosignatures” (molecular evidence of former biochemistry, likely to be found hidden in the rocks) ….” But, REALLY …. If THAT is Percy’s official “NASA mission,” how come it’s carrying a ground-penetrating RADAR instrument — capable of seeing (roughly …) only 30 feet under the undulating ancient lakebed that Percy’s currently sitting on?; if Jezero was truly such “an ancient lake,” slowly filling with sediments washed down by the obvious ancient river channel visible just to the west of the crater, what underground “geology” could Percy’s little radar possibly find … if […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard – Andrew – Ron – Ruggero Fast links to Bios: Andrew – Ron – Ruggero –  Chris Ok, in continuing “Mars soap-opera news” tonight– NASA TV is still TOTALLY screwed up — two WEEKS after its next planned, world-wide television update of new images and data from the newly-landed Perseverance rover was suddenly “pulled,” now two weekends ago …. Proof? There have been NO new “NASA Preseverance press conferences,” carried world-wide on NASA TV, for almost two whole weeks (the ridiculous, high-school-like “phone-in Perseverance PowerPoint presentation “on the Web a couple days ago, presented by JPL to ostensibly highlight Perceverance’s “historic firsts,” doesn’t count; it’s TOTAL world-wide audience was (wait for it)– Less than 40,000 folks! WE (“the Other Side of Midnight”) have a bigger world-wide audience! If this JPL update had been carried live on NASA TV — like ALL previous Mars missions, in […]