Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)

Album: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
  • Pavonis Mons is a volcano on the surface of Mars. That may not seem like much, but Mars contains the largest volcanoes in the solar system. It is very difficult to approach Pavonis Mons by balloon, as Mars has a very thin atmosphere. NASA projects even involve flying a robotic balloon probe to explore rough terrain like Valles Marineris. So, please, do not try this at home.
  • This won the Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. After nearly 20 years in existence, it was the Flaming Lips' first Grammy.
  • The Flaming Lips are known for some rather lengthy song titles including, but not limited to, "Five-Stop Mother Superior Rain," "Psychiatric Exploration of the Fetus with Needles," "Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World," and "One Million Billionth of a Millisecond on a Sunday Morning."


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