March 19, 2009

Areology – n. the study of the planet Mars.mars

Origin: Ares, Greek god of war; equivalent to Mars, Roman god of war.

Here’s a pretty straightforward one for you today.  But kinda neat, right?  I guess there’s a name for the study of everything.  Can you imagine if kids told their parents they wanted to be areologists when they grow up?

If you’re interested in learning more about areology check out this areological blog with lots of pictures.  

Also, the domain name is currently for sale if you’re a Mars enthusiast looking for the perfect website.

And finally, in an attempt to inject some classical culture into this blog, I urge you to take a moment and enjoy this performance of Gustav Holst’s Planets – Mars: The Bringer of War