“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.
Congratulations to NASA!
Note: replaced first video Aug. 8, 2012
Aug 6, 2012 by RussiaToday
(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
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.