Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Curiosity's Mars


Mount Sharp. Some of these images are pretty big, and if you click on one you can get a better sense of what it would be like to stand on Mars.

Namib Dune

Distant hills



G. Verloren said...

I find it strange that so many people romanticize such a desolate waste.

leif said...

really? romanticism is so often bedfellows with a deep dissatisfaction with one's environment, that the ongoing calls to visit, and grr, colonize, don't surprise me at all. romanticism also often accompanies a certain ignorance of the idealized object: let 'em go there and find out what perchlorates do to our species, if the one-way trip doesn't do it first.

John said...

There has long been a romantic love of desert places here on earth, especially among the elites of crowded, damp places like England and Germany.

Unknown said...

I think it's pretty cool that we can look at the Martian landscape. I mean, Mars has, you know, SUNSETS! That's one, right there! Just the simple existence of light on another world catches my imagination.

I also like looking at deserts, but I'm quite satisfied with my damp, crowded environment, and I like looking at damp, crowded landscapes too.