Will Griffin: Trump Signs Executive Order to Mine the Moon

Will Griffin: Trump Signs Executive Order to Mine the Moon

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by Will Griffin
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 14, 2020

“Despite having two United Nations treaties that declare outer space as a global Commons, the U.S. oligarchy doesn’t agree and is pushing to further dominate space, and they intend to deny other nations access to outer space.” — Will Griffin

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Capitalism on Mars by Lowell Flanders

Capitalism VS the Climate -- Bollards To Everything

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by Lowell Flanders
Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 8, 2018

“The idea of a self-adjusting market implies a stark Utopia. Such an institution can not exist for any length of time without annihilating the human and natural substance of society; it will physically destroy man and transform his surroundings into a wilderness.” — Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time.

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Elation At Mission Control As Mars Rover Curiosity Successfully Lands On The Red Planet

Curiosity at Work on Mars

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Congratulations to NASA!

Note: replaced first video Aug. 8, 2012

Aug 6, 2012 by

(Touchdown! 0:40) Robotic rover Curiosity has successfully landed in Mars’ Gale Crater. The landing, described by NASA as “seven minutes of terror,” proceeded smoothly – READ MORE http://on.rt.com/d0rbeb

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Snow found in Martian skies

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Courtesy NASA
and World Science staff
Sept. 29, 2008

NASA’s Phoe­nix Mars Lan­der has de­tected snow fall­ing from Mar­tian clouds, sci­en­tists say, and space­craft soil tests have given ev­i­dence of past in­ter­ac­tion be­tween min­er­als and liq­uid wa­ter, pro­cesses seen on Earth.

A la­ser in­stru­ment de­signed to gath­er knowl­edge of how the at­mos­phere and sur­face in­ter­act on Mars has de­tected snow from clouds about 4 kilo­me­ters (2.5 miles) above the space­craft’s land­ing site, the re­search­ers re­ported. Da­ta show the snow va­por­iz­ing be­fore reach­ing the ground.


NASA: Snow found in Martian skies.