Friday, March 12, 2004

Late Afternoon on Mars

The Mars rover Spirit finally reached the rim of the Bonneville crater and sent back a nice picture.

Looks only slightly exotic. The lighting and texture give you good sense of of the place. The gentle mountains in the back would certainly not look out of place in Nevada.

But then of course this is Mars and no one in human history has ever looked over the rim of this crater to see what was inside. Until this afternoon.

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