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Track Record: Man-Made Footprints on Other Worlds | Wired Science | Wired.com


Humans have scribbled “We were here” all over the solar system. From footprints on the moon to burnt-out landers on Titan, the visible records of our excursions past Earth are badges of pride — not to mention unique opportunities to do science.

“Aside from just a curiosity, it allows us to know exactly where all the lunar samples came from relative to one another,” said planetary scientist Jeff Plescia of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, who uses the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to look for human artifacts on the moon.

via Track Record: Man-Made Footprints on Other Worlds | Wired Science | Wired.com.

Mars Wonderland 2 – another trip to Mars onboard MRO and with the eyes of HiRISE

This is my next collection of interesting details from HiRISE camera photo coverage of Mars. Allthough some of the structures shown looks a little like Mulder and Scully should investigate, this video is interesting not only for fringe science enthusiast but also for any one interested in the still many mysteries of Mars.
Be impressed by some more astounding photos snapped by the sharp eyes of HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s Mars Recon Orbiter (MRO) and feel inspired to have a close look at the wonderfull HiRISE photos of Mars as well :)

color photos: HiRISE RGB enhanced color
black and white photos: HiRISE RED – red,near IR, IR wavelengths


YouTube – Mars Wonderland 2 – another trip to Mars onboard MRO and with the eyes of HiRISE.

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