Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet

Promotional Copy Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars – a mysterious indelible part of the zeitgeist. The quest to send humans to Mars has engaged the top minds in science in a modern-day space race, and it has infiltrated pop culture through blockbusters like Andy…

Morning Planetary Goodness!

If you’re an early riser, you’d be treated to a spectacular sight these few days as you look towards the eastern dawn sky: There’s four planets in the photo – Mercury, Venus, Jupiter & Mars.  Mars is the faintest of the lot, and you might have to hunt around with a pair of binoculars to…

Experiments in 3D

The other day, after years of working with 3D images, I was surprised by a very basic phenomenon related to anaglyph images. I was walking through the ‘New Perspective on Mars’ exhibition with my red-and-blue glasses on, in search of a picture where adding the 3rd dimension to a flat image really makes a difference….

Man’s Fascination with Mars

Guest Post by Albert Ho, Asst Hon Secretary of TASOS (The Astronomical Society of Singapore) Of all our sister planets in the solar system, none holds more intrigue and fascination than the little red planet called Mars. The main reason for this is many people wanted to believe that life has or had existed on…

What’s so special about 3D?

3D is all the rage these days. From blockbuster movies to game consoles and TV sets, two dimensions don’t seem to be sufficient any more. Of course, three dimensions are better than two. We humans – as well as many other animals – have evolved our visual depth perception for a reason, after all; Knowing how…