Fly Little Guy FLY!!!


I thought it was cool when I flew my friend’s drone across a field and through some trees and followed my dog around her yard.

And then today NASA flew a drone on Mars.

Challenge accepted NASA. Challenge accepted.

LOL. Seriously. Check this out, it’s AWESOME.

First Video of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Flight, Includes Takeoff and Landing (High-Res)

To Mars, With Luv

Word of The Day Prompt: HIT

I couldn’t really find a song to feature for Song Lyric Sunday, so I found one to dedicate to Percy and her sister Rovers on Mars because it perfectly captures the Rovers :

They don’t move fast- they just sort of cruise along all cool like. You know. ” Check it out. I’m on Mars baby.”

They are decked out in all kinds of cool gear.

This song was a major hit when I was a kid. It’s always been a favorite of mine.

So the song I want to dedicate to Percy and the Rovers is:

Percy making tracks on Mars.


“Low Rider”

“Low Rider”

All my friends know the low rider
The low rider is a little higher

The low rider drives a little slower
Low rider is a real goer

Low rider knows every street, yeah
Low rider is the one to meet, yeah

Low rider don’t use no gas now
The low rider don’t drive too fast

Take a little trip, take a little trip
Take a little trip and see
Take a little trip, take a little trip
Take a little trip with me

Helicopter Above Perseverance on Mars

This illustration depicts Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on Mars.

Out There

How amazing is this?

Located in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin), around 50 million light-years from Earth, NGC 4535 is truly a stunning sight to behold. Despite the incredible quality of this image, taken from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NGC 4535 has a hazy, somewhat ghostly, appearance when viewed from a smaller telescope. This led amateur astronomer Leland S. Copeland to nickname NGC 4535 the “Lost Galaxy” in the 1950s. The bright colours in this image aren’t just beautiful to look at, as they actually tell us about the population of stars within this barred spiral galaxy. The bright blue-ish colours, seen nestled amongst NGC 4535’s long, spiral arms, indicate the presence of a greater number of younger and hotter stars. In contrast, the yellower tones of this galaxy’s bulge suggest that this central area is home to stars which are older and cooler.  This galaxy was studied as part of the PHANGS survey, which aims to clarify many of the links between cold gas clouds, star formation, and the overall shape and other properties of galaxies. On 11 January 2021 the first release of the PHANGS-HST Collection was made publicly available.