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IT’S NOT JUST IN YOUR MIND!

Mars

Planetary dawn spectacular

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)]

eclipticPlanet Earth’s horizon stretches across this recent Solar System group portrait, seen from the southern hemisphere’s Las Campanas Observatory.

Taken before dawn it traces the ecliptic with… Continue reading

Salt Lake sky

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Michael Wilson]

This was a sky to show the kids. All in all, three children, three planets, the Moon, a star, an airplane and a mom were all captured in one image near Great… Continue reading

Life on Mars? No, but there’s Curiosity

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / NASA, JPL-Caltech; Mosaic Processing: Marco Di Lorenzo, Kenneth Kremer]

curiouserShortly before Mars’ June 2015 conjunction, the Curiosity Rover celebrated 1000 sols on the red planet. After its Aug. 5, 2012 landing, Curiosity’s 1000th… Continue reading

Whirlwind spotted on Mars

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA]

DustStormOnMarsIt was late in the northern martian spring when the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spied this local denizen.

Tracking across the flat, dust-covered Amazonis Planitia… Continue reading




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