Exploration

Martian sunset

Martian sunset

The still plugging away Mars Exploration Rover recorded this brilliant footage of a sunset from the viewpoint of a Martian. It seems like the loneliest view in the galaxy. And if you’re wondering why it’s so blue (as opposed to our Earth’s red-orange-ish sunsets) here’s your answer: The red dust in the atmosphere scatters red…

Mars attack

Mars attack

MARS! from Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham on Vimeo. Stephen Hawking set the blogosphere talking recently with his advice that instead of seeking contact, us Earthlings should do our best to avoid attracting extraterrestrials because he theorizes in a new documentary, “if aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when…

National Geographic image collection

National Geographic image collection

I know I am supposed to be the gay voice around here finding all the camp YouTube videos and writing about Lady Gaga, fashion, and decorating. But we gays appreciate beauty of all sorts like the ugly duckling beauty of Babs and train wreck beauty of Liza. But gays are often times fascinated by the beauty of nature and animals and the world. National Geographic has recently published a book called National Geographic: The Image Collection. The images are broken into four sections: exploration, wildlife, people & cultures, and science & climate change. I cannot stress the importance or beauty of the collection.