Mars positioned directly opposite of the Sun
The Red Planet drawn closer to Earth
and rising high in the eastern sky
Fire orange, ten times brighter than stars.
A rover named Curiosity searching Martian features.
What is going on on Mars during certain times of the year when dark streaks are appearing? Scientists baffled. It isn’t water. It contains iron.
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Though it is on Mars, Valles Marineris, a huge canyon system 5,000 km, or about 3,106 miles, long, looks like something outside the airplane window flying to Vegas.
I guess we could build casinos there one day too. Why not - they don’t have water either.
(via the Viking 1 spacecraft)