Friday, April 01, 2005

floating in a most peculiar way

In today's Astronomy Picture Of the Day, NASA finally provides conclusive evidence of water on Mars.

Goddammit, I hate April 1.

Last week APOD had a great picture (click to see full pic at the APOD site):

Fair-use snippet of APOD22Mar05

That's Bruce McCandless floating untethered about 100 meters from the space shuttle, testing out jet pack maneuverability. I'm guessing he was feeling about as alone a human can feel when this picture was taken.