Curiosity’s Tracks Are Gone With The Wind

Mars may have an atmosphere just 1% the density of Earth’s but it can still stir up enough of a breeze to quickly cover a rover’s tracks, as evidenced in the animation above. Captured by Curiosity’s downward-looking Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) camera on Jan. 23 and 24, 2017, the two pictures show an approximately 3-foot-wide…

Nobody Makes a Picture of Mars Quite Like MOM

If you’re loving this fantastic image of the Red Planet as much as I am, then be sure to give thanks to MOM! Don’t call home just yet though; this is a view from India’s Mars Orbiter Mission – MOM for short – which successfully entered orbit around Mars on September 24 after a ten-month…

Focus!

At first glance it seems as if the HiRISE camera needs a little focus adjustment…but notice the few scattered little impact craters in this image and you’ll realize there’s nothing wrong with the focus, it’s the surface that’s blurry! This photo shows an area just northwest of the crater of Pavonis Mons, an extinct volcano…