Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Postcard from Space (7)

Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA

Explanation: If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see? The Opportunity Rover has captured just that.The distant red horizon is so flat and featureless that it appears similar to the horizon toward a calm blue ocean on Earth. Clouds on Mars can be composed of either carbon dioxide ice or water ice, and can move quickly, like clouds move on Earth.

What a wonderful shot! A priceless picture made possible by the ever expanding limits of science.


angela said...

WOW!! that is the most beautiful site...oh to be there-maybe someday we will.

Sri Harsha said...

YUP.....a 100% yea on tht.