You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

Wallpaper: Opportunity at Victoria Crater

Wallpaper: Opportunity at Victoria Crater
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took a look at The Opportunity Rover as it approached Victoria Crater and returned these incredible images. The highest resolution images of Mars that came from any previous mission could make out details as big as a large truck. Now with MRO details as small as a sofa can be seen and to illustrate this, download the hires of this wallpaper and take a look at the tiny rover at the crater’s edge.

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