mars in the lab

Blow your mind with these 50 facts about Universe
  • Saturn would float if you would put it in water.
  • If you would place a pinhead sized piece of the Sun on the Earth you would die from standing within 145 km (90 miles) from it.
  • Space is not a complete vacuum, there are about 3 atoms per cubic meter of space.
  • Only 5% of the universe is made up of normal matter, 25% is dark matter and 70% is dark energy.
  • Neutron stars are so dense that a teaspoon of them would be equal to the weight of the entire Earth’s population.
  • The Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon but is 400 times further away from Earth making them appear the same size.
  • The star Lucy in the constellation Centaurus is a huge cosmic diamond of 10 billion trillion trillion carats.
  • Seasons last 21 years on Uranus while each pole has 42 years of sunlight followed by 42 years of darkness….

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Hunk’s heart clenched. “You want a kiss?”

Shiro jolted and shot him a wild look. “I’m sorry?”  Right. Hunk held up one of the candies for Shiro to see. That made him crack a smile, and he held out his left hand to take it. “Thank you.”

After an accident that cost him his arm and his position on the first manned Mars mission, Shiro transfers to work at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Shortly after, Hunk gains a secret admirer.

These facts are probably coincidental.

All About that Space by @bosstoaster


- Jinx
- Male
- Age 18
- Straight
- In a relationship
- Kinda skinny
- Funny
- Silly
- Outgoing
- Smart
* having fun being a nuisance around his city and in his fathers company building.
* Hanging out with his brother mars
* Talking with his girlfriend online
* Messing around in his fathers lab
* Eating salmon
* Tinkering with technology
* Electricity/lightning powers
Jinx is a grey cat born into a rich family, his life was pretty good as a kid but his parents hardly had time to spend time with him because they had to work 24/7 mom was a doctor and dad owned a company and a lab underneath his building he was always working in. So because of this jinx got really lonely. He never felt rejected or forgotten his parents loved him very much and when they got to spend time with him they would spend every second with jinx even go to parks and stuff like that. But he still felt lonely like he was missing something, so one day when he was getting dropped off at his private school at the time he asked his parent for a brother, you know how it goes parents are all shocked and a bit surprises so there’s no need to get into that right now. A month later jinx and his mom went to an adoption center and a lot of the kids where busy playing with toys on the other side of the room jinx saw a kid named mars sitting in the Corner looking a bit sad they looked at each other and started to talk and smile and laugh after a few minutes went buy and they walk out of the center. Jinx had a new brother to spend time with for the rest of his life…a year later jinx and mars where in their father building and they found an elevator that goes down to their fathers lab, mars was very nervous and wanted to leave but jinx wanted to keep going and explore..eventually they found a room full of a bunch of electrical things and tubes a bunch of science futuristic things, jinx ran in curious and started messing with stuff..then he touch a big machine and it instantly shocked him really really bad it sent him flying into the wall knocking him out putting jinx into a coma for a whole week, when he was in the hospital nobody could touch him because electricity was zapping around his body and anyone who tried to touch him they would get shocked. So after that week and after he woke up and he was clear to go home. He didn’t know how to control his new abilities so he would end up making the power go out in the house by mistake. eventually over the years he learned how to control them and use them. End.

Five NASA Technologies at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

This week, we’re attending the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where we’re joining industrial pioneers and business leaders from across the globe to showcase our space technology. Since 1967, CES has been the place to be for next-generation innovations to get their marketplace debut.

Our technologies are driving exploration and enabling the agency’s bold new missions to extend the human presence beyond the moon, to an asteroid, to Mars and beyond. Here’s a look at five technologies we’re showing off at #CES2017:


Our Integrated Display and Environmental Awareness System (IDEAS) is an interactive optical computer that works for smart glasses. The idea behind IDEAS is to enhance real-time operations by providing augmented reality data to field engineers here on Earth and in space. 

This device would allow users to see and modify critical information on a transparent, interactive display without taking their eyes or hands off the work in front of them. 

This wearable technology could dramatically improve the user’s situational awareness, thus improving safety and efficiency. 

For example, an astronaut could see health data, oxygen levels or even environmental emergencies like “invisible” ethanol fires right on their helmet view pane. 

And while the IDEAS prototype is an innovative solution to the challenges of in-space missions, it won’t just benefit astronauts—this technology can be applied to countless fields here on Earth.


Engineers at our Ames Research Center are developing robots to work as teammates with humans. 

They created a user interface called the Visual Environment for Remote Virtual Exploration (VERVE) that allows researchers to see from a robot’s perspective. 

Using VERVE, astronauts on the International Space Station remotely operated the K10 rover—designed to act as a scout during NASA missions to survey terrain and collect science data to help human explorers. 

This week, Nissan announced that a version of our VERVE was modified for its Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM), a platform for the integration of autonomous vehicles into our society. For more on this partnership:

3. OnSight

Did you know that we are leveraging technology from virtual and augmented reality apps to help scientists study Mars and to help astronauts in space? 

The Ops Lab at our Jet Propulsion Laboratory is at the forefront of deploying these groundbreaking applications to multiple missions. 

One project we’re demonstrating at CES, is how our OnSight tool—a mixed reality application developed for the Microsoft HoloLens—enables scientists to “work on Mars” together from their offices. 

Supported by the Mars 2020 and Curiosity missions, it is currently in use by a pilot group of scientists for rover operations. Another HoloLens project is being used aboard the International Space Station to empower the crew with assistance when and where they need it.

At CES, we’re also using the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform to provide a tour from the launchpad at our Kennedy Space Center of our Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the world’s most powerful rocket and will launch astronauts in the Orion Spacecraft on missions to an asteroid and eventually to Mars. Engineers continue to make progress aimed toward delivering the first SLS rocket to Kennedy in 2018.


The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot, PUFFER, is an origami-inspired robotic technology prototype that folds into the size of a smartphone. 

It is a low-volume, low-cost enhancement whose compact design means that many little robots could be packed in to a larger “parent” spacecraft to be deployed on a planet’s surface to increase surface mobility. It’s like a Mars rover Mini-Me!

5. ROV-E

Our Remote Operated Vehicle for Education, or ROV-E, is a six-wheeled rover modeled after our Curiosity and the future Mars 2020 Rover

It uses off-the-shelf, easily programmable computers and 3D-printed parts. ROV-E has four modes, including user-controlled driving to sensor-based hazard-avoidance and “follow me” modes. ROV-E can answer questions about Mars and follow voice commands.

ROV-E was developed by a team of interns and young, up-and-coming professionals at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who wanted to build a Mars rover from scratch to help introduce students and the public to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) careers, planetary science and our Journey to Mars.

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20th Century Fox and its internal Fox Innovation Lab are preparing for the commercial release of a so-called VR experience, using special headsets from Oculus and other devices. In the first half of 2016, it will take viewers deep inside the imperiled life of Mark Watney, an astronaut marooned on a dead red planet in “The Martian.”

In the first part of a teaser trailer set for release next month (which can be viewed with a headset and Samsung smartphone), the viewer flies low over Mars, with a 360-degree view of mountains and canyons that will soon become an inhospitable home.

Shut up and take my money!

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