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(io9)   The south pole of Mars is more beautiful than we ever imagined. The north pole, now that's a dump   (io9.com) divider line 21
    More: Cool, Planum Australe, water ice, image processing, Bad Astronomy, dry ices, Red Planet, European Space Agency, Phil Plait  
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2013-09-05 04:13:55 AM  
The south pole is unremarkable.
 
2013-09-05 04:35:31 AM  
it's nice to have pics of our home planet. earth is overrated.
 
2013-09-05 04:40:53 AM  
theinfosphere.org

That best hemisphere.
 
2013-09-05 05:37:43 AM  
Composite images of mars from orbits and flybys are nice, kind of like eating the pictures of food off of expired coupons while mom an dad are too busy fighting again and drinking too much to drive you to the restaurant so you can get real food.
 
2013-09-05 05:43:50 AM  
Why the hell does Fark link to io9, a shiatty website, when they could have gone straight to the source over at Bad Astronomy.  In addition to the text io9 lifted, there is more information on Plaits site.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/09/02/astrophoto_mars_ so uth_pole_by_mars_express_spacecraft.html

\io9 sucks
 
2013-09-05 05:45:06 AM  

somemoron: Why the hell does Fark link to io9, a shiatty website, when they could have gone straight to the source over at Bad Astronomy.  In addition to the text io9 lifted, there is more information on Plaits site.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/09/02/astrophoto_mars_ so uth_pole_by_mars_express_spacecraft.html

\io9 sucks


Haven't seen Phil around much lately. Maybe he's on the outs around here.
 
2013-09-05 06:00:27 AM  

doglover: Composite images of mars from orbits and flybys are nice, kind of like eating the pictures of food off of expired coupons while mom an dad are too busy fighting again and drinking too much to drive you to the restaurant so you can get real food.


By all means, leave and go to your imaginary reward in the sky, you deluded religious fool.
 
2013-09-05 06:04:32 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: imaginary reward in the sky,


Mars is imaginary now?

We could have men and women there RIGHT NOW. Instead, the Pentagon eats up all the money on pork-barrel BS.
 
2013-09-05 07:52:44 AM  
It looks like the toilet just post-anal-gangbang. Ya know kind of like melted neopolitan ice cream.
 
2013-09-05 08:51:22 AM  

somemoron: Why the hell does Fark link to io9, a shiatty website, when they could have gone straight to the source over at Bad Astronomy.  In addition to the text io9 lifted, there is more information on Plaits site.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/09/02/astrophoto_mars_ so uth_pole_by_mars_express_spacecraft.html

\io9 sucks


Thanks for the link. This is what I game for... we're farking linking to a Gawker article that is nothing but a summary of a <b>The Bad Astronomer</b> article.
 
2013-09-05 09:11:56 AM  
Looks like that ice cream cake crap that is too expensive to buy. Can't think of the name.
 
2013-09-05 09:20:39 AM  
It's gonna look like crap after Quaid starts the reactor.
 
2013-09-05 01:02:58 PM  
somemoron
2013-09-05 05:43:50 AM


Why the hell does Fark link to io9, a shiatty website, when they could have gone straight to the source over at Bad Astronomy. In addition to the text io9 lifted, there is more information on Plaits site.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/09/02/astrophoto_mars_ so uth_pole_by_mars_express_spacecraft.html

\io9 sucks

All the gawker sites suck.
 
2013-09-05 01:41:51 PM  
That is all fine and dandy until the water takes you over.
 
2013-09-05 05:52:15 PM  
Well they're both full of those revolting onion men, anyhow..
 
2013-09-05 06:07:01 PM  

doglover: Quantum Apostrophe: imaginary reward in the sky,

Mars is imaginary now?

We could have men and women there RIGHT NOW. Instead, the Pentagon eats up all the money on pork-barrel BS.


Ladies and gentlemen, what we need to develop is an immediate threat to the national security of the United States of American ON MARS!  Something that cant simply be blown away from orbit...  something that only 1 bad-ass man leading a hotshot crew of daredevils can stop at the last minute...
 
2013-09-05 07:26:00 PM  

doglover: Quantum Apostrophe: imaginary reward in the sky,

Mars is imaginary now?

We could have men and women there RIGHT NOW. Instead, the Pentagon eats up all the money on pork-barrel BS.


I don't know how to break this to you, but...the Pentagon funds most of the space research we currently have. Virtually all of our rocket launches are for DOD projects.
 
2013-09-05 08:23:09 PM  
It's the Land of Dairy Queen!
 
2013-09-05 09:09:22 PM  
Quantum Apostrophe:
By all means, leave and go to your imaginary reward in the sky, you deluded religious fool.

Have you seen a doctor?  I mean, for something other than your fear of aging?
 
2013-09-05 09:50:05 PM  

doglover: Quantum Apostrophe: imaginary reward in the sky,

Mars is imaginary now?

We could have men and women there RIGHT NOW. Instead, the Pentagon eats up all the money on pork-barrel BS.

Riiiiight. It was the call for more military spending that stopped our space aspirations.

bull

shiat.
 
2013-09-06 12:06:24 AM  
Quantum Apostrophe:
By all means, leave and go to your imaginary reward in the sky, you deluded religious fool.
upload.wikimedia.org
You said  "Fuel"
 
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