Leave it to the Boston Globe’s Big Picture to pick out a staggering portfolio of pictures of Mars.
AWESOME! I so wish I could go there. All it would take is 50+ years of life extension and a 7 order of magnitude drop in the price. (Keeps fingers crossed.)
Those are beautiful!
I felt just a tiny bit homesick by the end though. Wired has the cure for that today here: HREF=”http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/11/islands-space/”>Out of the Blue: Islands Seen From Space.
Gah, botched that Wired story link. Sorry :@
At first glance, I thought I was looking at clown fish packed closely together. So much for perception.
It looks like pillow lava.
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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The Loom. He is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.