Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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See Mars Without Having To Hate Yourself For Being In A Planetarium


"Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water – a critical ingredient for life. The animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a Martian lake. The artist's concept is based on evidence that Mars was once very different. Rapidly moving clouds suggest the passage of time, and the shift from a warm and wet to a cold and dry climate is shown as the animation progresses. The lakes dry up, while the atmosphere gradually transitions from Earthlike blue skies to the dusty pink and tan hues seen on Mars today."
—I have nothing to add, I just think this is cool. You may not be as fascinated with it as I am, that's fine. There's plenty other Internet for you to go enjoy. Or maybe start your own website instead of spending your time complaining about the choices other people make. You know what? FUCK YOU. Asshole. [Via]

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Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

No complaints here; I liked it. I like planetariums too, though, particularly small ones on college campuses where actual astronomers run the shows.

Run this video backwards, and it's the dream of terraforming Mars. (Add oxygen, plants, and animals near the end for the full effect.)

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