no ashes this time

Posted in random on May 27, 2008 @ 1:50pm

It was fascinating to hear that the Phoenix Lander (lots of good info on Wikipedia) had successfully arrived on the surface of Mars, some 680,000,000 km away. But 680 million km is quite hard to fathom, what with our relatively small reference scales (and not just our diminutive size as humans – even the Earth fits some 53,000 times side-by-side between here and Mars).