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Super HD Pics: NASA Rover Shows Mars Looks "Surprisingly" Like Grand Canyon
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 08:15 AM
NASA's curiosity rover is snapping high resolution pictures with a 100mm Mast Camera zoom lens aimed at Mt. Sharp, the eventual destination of the rover. It's like Wall-E with a laser beam and Hollywood film crew strapped to his head. Very cool stuff.
The image above is a smaller portion of a this photo. NASA scientists were nice enough to enhance the color to show the Martian scenescape under lighting conditions we Earthlings can recognize more easily.
The space agency points out that early photos coming back from the mission -- which is already gathering more data than any other mission -- show a landscape surprisingly similar to our own Grand Canyon.
What do you think? Does it make you want to take a trip out to to Arizona to see our own slice of extra-planetary wilderness?
Mars images from NASA here.