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Monday, January 1, 2001


Brand New Layout

2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey
Credit: Unknown
Happy New Year! As you might have noticed, we've released a brand new format for the front page. This format has been designed to decrease load time, increase content, and make browsing less confusing and easier for you to access informative articles.

- posted by Alex @ 15:04 EST

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Thursday, January 4, 2001


New Section: Old Articles

I'm working on a Terraforming article called PFCs. These handy things might be responsible for terraforming in the near future. Special thanks to Kian Cochrane and Alexander S. of the Forum.

Also, I have introduced a new section called Old Articles. This feature is an archive of all the articles on Red Colony.com that were written prior to December, 2000. Enjoy!


- posted by Alex @ 7:05 EST

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Friday, January 5, 2001


Archives Up and Running

The Archives are up and running. If you have any ideas or have done any research on PFCs, please email me here. I'd like to hear your thoughts on how perfluorocarbons might assist in the terraforming of Mars.

- posted by Alex @ 15:20 EST

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New Article: Perfluorocarbons

The PFCs article has been completed. If you've ever wondered exactly how we will terraform Mars, this "super-greenhouse gas" is the answer.

- posted by Alex @ 19:15 EST

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Sunday, January 7, 2001


Awards Page

We recently were awarded the Galacticsurf Site of the Month Award! To see some of the other awards we've received in the near 6 months since our debut, visit the Awards and Publicity page.

- posted by Alex @ 18:13 EST

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Monday, January 8, 2001


Alta Vista #1 Cool Site of the Day!

We have been awarded the "#1 Cool Site of the Day" at Alta Vista! This amazing event has attracted the attention of hundreds of visitors from around the world. The following is taken from their review:

Here you'll find the latest news, images, and happenings on the future of Mars. Cool sketches of how cities would look if we colonized. And Val Kilmer isn't around to mess things up.


- posted by Alex @ 19:53 EST

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Thursday, January 11, 2001


Red Colony.org Construction Underway

Red Colony.org.
Red Colony.org.
Credit: Unknown
Construction of Red Colony.org is underway! There are many surprises in store for everyone. We won't give away what the site is be about, but it is so incredible that we are sure it will become an internet legend. The site logo has been released below, but for more information a spoiler page will posted soon.

- posted by Alex @ 16:16 EST

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Saturday, January 13, 2001


Links Page Updated

The link page has recently been updated to include new Mars sites that have sprung up in the last month. There's an Italian website called Mars Friends that offers dozens of resources for Mars Enthusiasts. Be sure to check it out!

- posted by Alex @ 14:05 EST

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Monday, January 15, 2001


Solar Space Station Directory

Have you ever wanted to find an online directory that has literally hundreds of pages about various topics, ranging from the planets to famous astronomers. Updated daily, and beautifully maintained, the Solar Space Station is a sure stop for your research.

- posted by Alex @ 16:19 EST

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Wednesday, January 17, 2001


Generation Mars Competition

We recently received this email:

The Generation Mars international educational competition is seeking donations from space and Mars advocates around the globe. Generation Mars is a ground-breaking new competition aimed at 11-18 year olds in the United Kingdom and Canada and seeks to raise youth and public awareness about space and Mars.

If you would like to make a donation to this wonderful cause, click here or visit GenMars.


- posted by Alex @ 18:53 EST

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Thursday, January 18, 2001


National Geographic Mars Edition

National Geographic.
National Geographic.
Credit: National Geographic Society
Mars made a grand appearence in the February 2001 issue of National Geographic. Kathy Sawer of the Society wrote an article about the Red Planet, featuring the recent discoveries of ancient water on the surface. Along with the magazine is a high-resolution map supplement showing an in-depth view of the entire Martian surface including names of landmarks. You can read the article here.

- posted by Alex @ 20:15 EST

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Sunday, January 21, 2001


2001 Mars Odyssey Page

The 2001 Mars Odyssey will launch in April of this year. In preparation for this event, Red Colony.com will release the "Odyssey Page" filled with information on the mission. From what instruments it will carry to what Arthur Clarke thinks about all this, we'll have it here. Look for this exciting section coming soon, as well as several other articles and features that are in the works.

- posted by Alex @ 10:09 EST

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Wednesday, January 24, 2001


New Article: Mechanical Plants

The Mechanical Plants article by Jim Keaner has been released, along with it a whole new way of thinking. Keaner proposes building machines that produce the components necessary for terraforming, while working hundreds of times more efficiently than plants.

- posted by Alex @ 17:18 EST

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Monday, January 29, 2001


Apologies to Jim Keener

My appologies to Jim Keener, who wrote the recent Mechanical Plants article. I had mispelled his name in several cases on the site. His article has received a very positive response from the scientific community. If you haven't yet read his article, I highly recommend it.

- posted by Alex @ 15:20 EST

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