This is the full-resolution version of one of the first images taken by a rear Hazard-Avoidance camera on NASA's Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT).
mars's ground ~ at times it even snows, martian snowflakes are made of carbon dioxide rather than water & thought to be about the size of red blood cells, atmosphere is too thin to easily support life as we know it + is too cold for liquid water to exist for any length of time, dust that covers the surface is fine like talcum powder, beneath that layer of dust, the martian crust consists mostly of volcanic basalt rock, the centre likely has a solid core composed of iron, nickel, sulfur.
Milky Way Over the Bungle Bungles (Sept 11 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Salway Explanation: Which part of this picture do you find more interesting -- the land or the sky? Advocates for the land might cite the beauty of the ancient domes of the Bungle Bungle Range in Western Australia. These picturesque domes appear as huge layered beehives and are made of sandstones and conglomerates deposited over 350 million years ago. #astronomy #space #MilkyWay