Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mars, the red planet. Named for the god of war. It's barren surface lashed by planet wide dust storms that last for months, it is a forbidding and lifeless environment. Below is the last picture sent back to Earth by NASA's Martian rover Opportunity before all communication with the home planet was cut off by the advance of the Martian winter. A vision never before seen by Earthlings.

Oh wait. That's not really true.

It's really only a picture of a common rock taken by the 15 year old on a dirt road near our home.

But you gotta admit that is sounded better in the first telling....

1 comment:

  1. LOL! You had me believing it for a second