Water on Mars and a Cool Historical Link

In case you’ve been living on the Moon and haven’t heard, they’ve found evidence of possible liquid water on Mars—water that flowed, not in the geologically recent past, but over the lifetime of one of our probes. If it proves out, that’s just plain cool. Maybe next we’ll find a Martian frog.

Also, a friend sent along this link, to a Flash display on the Maps of War web site showing all of the various empires that have controlled the Middle East over the last 5000 years (including a few I’d never heard of). It takes 90 seconds to play, and is well worth it.

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  1. tsmacro
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    Maps have always held a certain fascination for me, so that was about as good as it gets right there! I was also surprised that there were three empires in a row (between about 600 & 1100 AD) that I hadn’t heard of either and I consider myself to be fairly knowlegeable when it comes to history. I guess I learned something new today, thanks for the link!

  2. Charlza
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    Thank you so much for posting the Maps of War animation. I began reading on the Roman Empire recently and it was very cool to see how this tied in with that.

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