Tuesday, January 6, 2004  [!]
(Which means that the rover is operating fully on solar power) After I first heard it, I idly wondered how long before someone registers solargroovy.com ... apparently, someone already has. The phrase doesn't (yet) get much response from Google, though (3 responses).

1/6/04; 5:31:19 PM | Space | Discuss | # | |

Congratulations to friends Julie Sigwart and Micheal Stinson, whose Army of One entry in the MoveOn.org's Bush in 30 Seconds contest, made it to the top 15 finalists stage.

1/6/04; 4:34:42 PM | Politics | Discuss | # | |

Asa Dotzler is blogging the press briefings with the Mars Rover team. Cool.

Highlights: a convo with Pres Bush about quantum physics and string theory (er, a joke?) and web hits exceeding 1 billion. Those color pictures are the highest resolution image we've ever had of Mars (or any planet). Just go to Asa's site and keep reading.

[via Robby Stephenson, who is at JPL and is working on the Mars Climate Orbiter Sounder, and notes the shared euphoria at the lab. (hmmm. My boyfriend said it was 'work as usual'...mebbe it's where you work, as bf's job is with radar, not another Mars project.)]

1/6/04; 12:51:17 PM | Space | Discuss | # | |

Color images released today.

smooth rock on mars:

1/6/04; 12:30:40 PM | Space | Discuss | # | |

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Hardly looking 'metrosexual,' a 'shocked and awed' Lake Superior State University Word Banishment selection committee emerged from its spider hole with its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness.
[via Jeffrey Veen]

1/6/04; 12:26:32 PM | Miscellaney | Discuss | # | |