3-D Print Your Planet (and Space-Related Objects)

Writing this as it’s still fresh in mind (looking at a lot of drafts sitting in my notebook) as well as for the next print if any. I can and will update this, but for now, it’s publishable in my standard.

I have just obtained an opportunity to do an outreach. It’s a very interesting event, and as I previously have obtained a 3-D print of Gale Crater, I was very interested to create a print of my area of research (still Mars, but more to the south)



The print in question. As blurry as it can get  Anyone can guess what this is?


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How to: GDAL with Martian Data

I’ve seen a lot of tutorial on working with GDAL with Earth data, but not a lot for planetary data, Mars included. As I use GDAL a lot (and in need of reminder myself), why not write a how-to with Martian data.

MOLA, but in different projections (https://core2.gsfc.nasa.gov/PGDA/images/MarsTopography_GMM3.jpeg, https://astrogeology.usgs.gov/search/map/Mars/GlobalSurveyor/MOLA/Mars_MGS_MOLA_ClrShade_merge_global_463m)

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Nostalgia Filter: Bonding Through Shared Culture

It’s interesting to know how people from different culture bond with similarly shared mass media. And it is also interesting to know that apparently, I watched a lot of TV back when I was little, heh.

Not my childhood (defeatdiabetes.org)

Anyway, compared to people from, let’s say, the United States, where mass media is equal to a worldwide phenomenon, it’s pretty common to see that your childhood!=other people from different countries’. This definitely happens when a lot of British friends talked about TV shows they watched and children show they’re fond of. Afraid not! As an Indonesian, I have experienced foreign culture during my childhood by…watching a lot of TV!

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London’s 1001 Night (of Museum) + Extras

(This is an add-when-I-remember-to-write-more blog post)


Yes, this flowchart is handy, but not a suitable display picture material. The original is Source)

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Applying for a Schengen VISA,Ireland VISA, and US VISA from the UK

with a focus on Indonesian Citizen

The unfortunate thing about Indonesian studying in the UK is that it’s so very near to go to other countries (as cheap as £12 to go to France, for example), but you can’t because there’s a huge barrier…

What is that?

VISA, of course (still seething inside looking at Malaysian friend who can just impulse-buy flight/bus ticket)

Mock passport (kern.co.uk)


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