Entertainment Curiosity's best images of Mars 2015

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  1. LaserT

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    http://earthsky.org/space/curiositys-10-best-images-of-mars-in-2015

    Strata rocks and dark sand in an area that has been named ‘Kimberley.’ The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.

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    It’s not Arizona or Utah … this is planet Mars as seen by Curiosity on September, 2015. This image shows regions that include a long ridge teeming with hematite, an iron oxide. Just beyond is an undulating plain rich in clay minerals. And just beyond that are a multitude of rounded buttes, all high in sulfate minerals.

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    Sunset on Mars. The Curiosity rover captured the sun setting on April 15, 2015 from the Gale Crater.

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    Diverse composition of mineral veins at the ‘Garden' site investigated by Curiosity suggests multiple episodes of groundwater activity.

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    This is an area lining the northwestern edge of Mount Sharp. The scene combines multiple images taken with the Mast Camera on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Sept. 25, 2015. Dunes are larger than wind-blown ripples of sand or dust that Curiosity and other rovers have visited previously.

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    Dark rocks on route to mountains. Diverse terrain is visible on this image taken on Mount Sharp on April 10, 2015.

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    A Solar Eclipse from Mars. Curiosity captured Phobos, one of the two small martian moons passing in front of the Sun in July, 2015.

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    Damage on the aluminum wheels is evident after 7 miles (11.3 km) on the odometer of the Curiosity rover. Mars’ terrain and diverse rocks led to more wheel damage than was expected.

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    A selfie on Mars. Curiosity extended its robotic arm and used the camera on the arm’s end to capture this self portrait on October 6, 2015.

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    Weather monitoring station on the Curiosity May 2015.

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    Curiosity capture of Marathon Valley 2015.

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    Earth from Mars.

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    I feel bad for the little guy up there all by himself.


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    That eclipse is awe-inspiring. Seeing Phobos' oblong shape is truly and alien sight.
     
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    There's got to be so many amazing worlds/planets out there that we will never see. My head would explode probably if I did.
     
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    Well we saw what almost happened to Arnold and Maria on Mars.

    Yeah, it's amazing to think about all that. Heck, the possibility of a 9th planet in our solar system is incredible. I'm still hoping they figure something out before I croak, whether it be space travel of life-lengthening. There's too much cool stuff!
     
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    ...love this short film >>>

     
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    Awesome stuff as always, LT.
    It's crazy how similar it looks to our own deserts.
    Wonder if there was life there a million years ago?
     
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    looks like a shitty place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. arizona
     
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    Really does look like Arizona or something. Crazy. Yeah who knows. I mean if there was they say whatever would be left is under a ton of surface stuff, I think. What could be possibly left after a million years or so? Wasn't Mars in the "habitable zone" at one time?

    Hell, in a million years or so, Earth will look the same. Nothing left behind. Just a burnt rock as it leaves the "zone"
     
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    Ha! Knew that was Sagan after the first few words. A very beautifully crafted short. Sigh, if only....


    But I do think we'll see a space elevator in the next 50 years.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    kinda looks like some places i hiked in arizona. barren, lifeless, lots of aliens.
     
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    Want some of those stones for my patio.
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    This is amazing to me and yet we are planning this:

    "According to NASA, a vessel with humans on it would take roughly six months to travel to Mars and another six months to travel back from Mars. In addition, astronauts would have to stay 18-20 months on Mars before the planets re-align for a return trip. In all, the mission would take roughly 2 1/2 years."
     
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    That's because it is Arizona.

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    :c
     
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    I would love to be a part of that. I'll be way too old by the time they get that going, I think. :(
     
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    Ripe for terraforming.
     
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    Really? Even with the super-high possibility of a painful radiation death?
     
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    Hell yeah! To actually be on Mars...on another planet. Yes.
     
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    This is how I'll always perceive Mars...



     
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