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Colonizing Mars: Just How Far Away Are We?
2013-02-19 12:39:41

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Mars colonization has been a topic of discussion for decades. Especially since man landed on the moon in 1969, people from a variety of professional backgrounds — including astronauts, sci-fi writers, entrepreneurs, scientists, doctors, video gamers, academics and journalists — have pondered the possibility of colonizing Mars. But just how far in the future is the first Mars colony? One particularly promising...

Curiosity Takes A Stroll Across Martian Surface
2012-08-23 05:02:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online “Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.” “• Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles NASA announced that Curiosity has begun driving across the Martian landscape, leaving its landing site for the first time since the August 5th landing. Combining forward, turn and reverse segments, Curiosity made its first movements, ending up roughly 20...

Famous Science Fiction-Fantasy Writer Ray Bradbury Dies At 91
2012-06-07 04:16:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The master of science fiction-fantasy, Ray Bradbury, passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday, after spending a lifetime of churning out literary masterpieces like "Fahrenheit 451." Bradbury had been slower in recent years due to a stroke that left him tied down to a wheelchair, but he still remained active by writing new novels, plays, screenplays, and a volume of poetry. He spent his time everyday writing in his basement office in Los Angeles, making...

2008-09-10 12:00:30

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL AM radio was still high-tech and the 21st century was far enough away to provoke imagination when the three scripts the WTCT Players will perform Friday night first aired. Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy's radio theater troupe, comprised of actors 50 and older, will present an evening of sci-fi at 8 p.m. Friday in Oldfather Theatre at TCT, 3028 S.W. 8th. The shows include two based on stories written by Ray Bradbury,...

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2005-07-03 12:06:35

Astrobiology Magazine -- Why is it that people tend to talk of "Martians," rather than, say, "Saturnians" or "Jovians," when the topic of extraterrestrial life is broached? Historically, Mars was thought to be the most likely of the planets to harbor life. Popular culture in the form of literature, and then later radio and film, reflected such beliefs. Public fascination with Martians began in the late 19th century when, in 1877, astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli reported observations of...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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