Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Gale Crater
Posted on 07/29/2011 6:18:20 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: This sharp view from the Thermal Emission Imaging System camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter is centered on 154 kilometer (96 mile) wide Gale crater, near the martian equator. Within Gale, an impressive layered mountain rises about 5 kilometers (3 miles) above the crater floor. Layers and structures near its base are thought to have been formed in ancient times by water-carried sediments. In fact, a spot near the crater's northern side at the foot of the mountain has now been chosen as the target for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Scheduled for launch late this year, the mission will land Mars' next visitor from planet Earth in August of 2012, lowering the car-sized Curiosity rover to the martian surface with a hovering, rocket-powered skycrane. Curiosity's science instruments are intended to discover if Gale once had favorable environmental conditions for supporting microbial life and for preserving clues about whether life ever existed on the Red Planet.
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Where’s he buried? I feel like dancing.
I’m way out of the loop — he died Dec 17, 2006?!? If I ever knew that, I’d forgotten it. He knocked it out of the park (and won the Emmy) for his role in the X-Files episode “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”.
Stupidity and/or ignorance isn’t an impediment to getting elected.
Thanks. While I was waiting for your answer, I found this man’s moon youtube channel. It’s pretty interesting.
There are no artificial structures on the Moon, apart from the Apollo landings.
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