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Now, I am not Irish. Nevertheless I sincerely thank them for this wonderfully inclusive day of celebration. I will be scoring my corned beef and cabbage a bit later. But right now it's time to share an image you should not miss. Check out Mount Sharp on the planet Mars. Do not settle for the below preview image. Visit NASA's landing page and open the full-size JPEG version (white-balanced and raw-color versions available). Then zoom in and start scrolling.
|Mount Sharp aka Aeolis Mons on Mars, Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS|
Lest we forget, the Curiosity Rover and its cameras are not alone. Below is a wonderful view taken from space. Thanks to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we have been able to observe changes occurring on the planet's surface. According to planetary scientist Colin Dundas, the new gully deposits in the below image are likely caused by none other
|Gullies in Mars's Gasa Crater, Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona|