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Photogenic Mars

Photogenic Mars

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, February 4, 2020/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, art and design, environment, adventure

                                              Sunrise over Gale Crater, Mars  (credit: JPL)

If the photographer's mantra is "location, location, location", then Mars is one photogenic place. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Caltech has been releasing a series of images captured by its Mars orbiters and rovers at the Red Planet. They show kaleidoscopic landscapes of forms and colors. Here are a couple of random examples.

  
                               Ancient Lake Bed, Gale Crater, Mars  (credit: Curiosity rover, JPL)

 
        Frosty Crater Gullies, Mars (credit: JPL/NASA)                 Fresh Crater, Mars  (credit: JPL/NASA)

Imagine what will emerge, as well as the science uncovered, when robot explorers or actual 'boots on the ground' are walking around the landscape sampling and viewing the surface.

WHB

 

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