Saturday, June 7, 2008

More on Mars

As I was, ahem, preoccupied last month, I didn't blog about any of the developments in space exploration. First, John McCain wants a human presence on Mars, and has called upon NASA to encourage the American public as they did with the Apollo moon landings.

More important, the Phoenix Mars Lander landed near Mars's north pole. Here's an amazing picture that the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter took of the Phoenix as it parachuted down.

And here's a picture the Phoenix took from the surface, showing something off in the distance which may be indicative of very primitive life on Mars.

1 comment:

jacob longshore said...

You want fries with them soil samples? Thank you, please rove through.