The Red Planet

Red Planet One of my favorite things to do is peruse the images returned by the Mars Hi-Rise Mission. I’m always blown away by the level of detail that the digital cameras reveal about the geological features of Mars. Seeing the dried out river beds, the wind sculpted terrain and the immense sand dunes is a stark reminder of the similarities possessed by both the Earth and Mars. With the Mars Hoax e-mail floating around, it’s nice to know that we can use actual science to get all the close-ups of Mars that we want without hoping that an internet rumor will turn out to be true.