More From Mars

These broken blocks and arc-shaped fractures, photographed by THEMIS, mark the transition region between the southern highlands and the northern lowlands of Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU There’s a quite a good website for those of you interested in daily, high resolution images of the Martian landscape. It’s called THEMIS Image of the Day and features photographs by NASA’s…
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Wingbeats To Pulsars

The flys in the photo look like spiral macaronis. If you look closely, you’ll see their triangular-shaped wings. During the 1/15" exposure, the insects flapped their wings about six times as they flew up and down. Photo: Andrew Kirk I received some very interesting pictures a week ago from Andrew Kirk of Bishop, California. He…
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Moongazing

Clouds pass by the moon tonight, November 6, in this 15-second time exposure at f/5.6 made at ISO 200 with a 35mm lens. Photo: Bob King Fast-moving clouds cut a path across the 8-day-old moon tonight. On Friday, the moon fattens out a little more as it moves into the constellation Aquarius. I want to…
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Funnel Of Radiance

Light coming from a lamp hidden by the tree trunk is reflected into a pattern of concentric circles among the tree’s wet branches. Photo: Bob King / Duluth News Tribune I left the polling place on Tuesday evening headed for my car when I saw an amazing apparition. A thunderstorm had passed through a half hour before and left…
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Last Gasp Of The Phoenix?

NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander gathers data in the Martian arctic. Recent dust storms have reduced the amount of energy the solar cells (large grey disks in the image above) can gather to power the craft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona (From an 11/3 NASA press release) PASADENA, CA. — Information received over this past week indicates Phoenix is running out…
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