The boulder-strewn field of red rocks reaches to the horizon nearly two miles from Viking 2 on Mars’ Utopian Plain. Scientists believe the colors of the Martian surface and sky in this photo represent their true colors. Fine particles of red dust have settled on spacecraft surfaces. The salmon color of the sky is caused by dust particles suspended in the atmosphere. […] [1.]
When I first got aware of the Mars Curiosity Mission it was only a few days left until launch. Back then I found a rather interesting BBC documentary on the topic.
A little while ago I also stumbled upon the extensive archive of information, photos and other materials on the official NASA website and found it sheer amazing that they’d share all these amazing resources with the world. I mean who isn’t fascinated by space and its crazy scary vastness? No doubt I would be absolutely brickin’ it should I ever get the chance to go up there – but ever since Alien Resurrection scared the absolute life out of me as a kid I enjoyed stories and documentaries on the topic of outer space.
So naturally after watching the BBC Horizon programme I spent a “few” minutes looking at some greatly inspiring images of the red planet… Some of which I’d like to share below:
I could keep browsing these for hours, so I advise you go take a peek at the NASA Archive yourself sometime!
But as a last treat this is Curiosity landing!