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=/\= mars mystery and nasa's new game (psst it's fun!)
« on: October 14, 2011, 06:57:26 pm »
okay, i know i have not updated for a while. i apologize for that but real life has been throwing me so curve balls. sooo....

here we go.

first up is an interesting article about a formation mystery on mars. you can read about it here: http://news.discovery.com/space/the-mystery-of-mars-bizarre-plumbing-111013.html
basically the gist of this is that there are lava tube-like structures on mars that have no destination and no apparent source. this has scientists baffled and are now reconsidering if maybe these tubes indicate that water was in this location and not lava beds. really interesting and i would love to know what the final findings are.

next up is a new game by NASA that i found today. it is actually pretty  fun. i played it a couple times today and there is a stand-alone version you can download or just play in a browser. basically this game, called "NetworKing", has you build up a communication network on earth. this game is very RTS styled (not my favorite type of game but the science aspect had me hooked) and you slowly build up your ground based network and purchase new locations and constantly improve, upgrade, and finally unlock more things like near earth orbit satellite communications and then finally deep space. pretty fun. i beat the game in 51 rounds which i though was not bad. take a look and see what you think.
NetworKing http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/3d_resources/scan.html
https://www.networkworld.com/community/node/78912 <--- article about the game from layer8
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