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.
Tomorrow we submit them all to the city for inspection and potential removal. We'll ask you to you check back and see how many of these rusted frames (or saran wrapped beach cruisers) are eventually removed. For now, have a gander below at our favorite busted bikes chosen for photographic merit, level of "abandonedness," fun factor, and just because we liked them.
THE "MOST ABANDONED" BIKES:
BEST PILE OF KIDS BIKES:
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority released new renderings of the $1.4 billion reconstruction of the Fulton Transit Center, partially damaged after 9/11 and long in need of an upgrade.
TN got a sneak peak at the construction in June, but here are architectural renderings of what the final product is likely to look like adapted from presentation given by the MTA to a local community board and first reported about by DNAInfo.