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The Martian Wars
(A Journalistic Observation Log)

As the ole tune goes "Absence makes the heart grows fonder...", so is Mars to my Light Cup, indubitably its favorite planet of all planets just like two loves that are separated by the "Great (airless) Ocean" L and reunited only every two years.

The Light Cup, being a romantic J in its objective lens, proposes that we observe Mars this season in the context of the time long past (before
spacecraft). Being that it is most earth-like in that we can see through the clouds, can you imagine the marias of dark continents, the vast canal, the green vegetation, or the red sea? Try leaving a century of knowledge behind and let our imagination be unshackled wildly through our observation and have a renewed, unexplored, unknown and innocent fresh pers- pective of the centuries of our great-great grandparents in the "Lingering Romance."
This is the journey of the Light Cup to Mars. And indeed a sketch or a drawing is
worth a 1,000 canals.

City-Slicker Light Cup & Martian Night Life

Mar 28 2005 11:20 AM | admin in Mars

Well, it's done; the Country Light Cup has now turned into a city slicker Light Cup! In a way, this is our first light in the city (a suburb of San Diego). I approached this observation with great anxiety and trepidation.

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Light Cup Phasic Beginning

Mar 28 2005 11:15 AM | admin in Mars

"I Spy the South Polar Cap". Just like the kid's game, can you see it J? Wow, this was the first time that the SPC was not the first obvious feature since 04/27! The cap no longer have a well defined boundary.

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Light Cup & the Dwindling Mars

Mar 15 2005 09:11 AM | admin in Mars

Wow, it's been almost a month since I saw my favorite planet and boy, oh, boy has it gotten shrunk down quite a bit and dimmer by almost a full magnitude!

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Light Cup saw Equatorial Cap?

Mar 15 2005 09:01 AM | admin in Mars

The SPC seems brighter than last month, still white. But what is this? There appears to be a new "equatorial cap" just south of the equator at the Preceding Rim, white and brighter and much larger than the SPC.

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