sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Looking at Mars

Comparison in size between Earth and Mars
If you have the GOOGLE CHROME Browser, you can look at these panning shots from various spacecraft on the surface of Mars including the Curiosity Rover. Posted here courtesy of the Ashima Group of Companies: MARS You can pan around 360 degrees with each picture once you're on the website. It's the next best thing to landing there yourself and getting your shoes covered with red Martian dust.

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It's not the Hollywood version of Mars (below)

4 comments:

  1. Yep, red rock and sand... not 'quite' Barsoom...

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    1. I had hoped for "green men", fliers with the 9th Ray or ruined cities at the very least.

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  2. Too bad Mars is so small and cold. That started the trouble where the core became un-molten, lost Mars it's magnetic field and then most of its atmosphere. Other than that, it would be a nice-ish place to live.

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    1. It makes where we are the only game in town. Just a mote of dust in the endless expanse, but it's home.

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