Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Stunning view of Rosetta skimming past Mars

"Stunning" is right. Too few images from robotic spacecraft include any hint of the machinery that made the photo possible. In so doing they tend to strip space of its immediacy. Rosetta's Martian snapshot reminds us that we're viewing the universe via our own ingenuity.

(Thanks: Universe Today.)

Speaking of Mars, Infinitas Bookshop is selling "After the Martian Apocalypse" for $24.95 -- considerably more that you'd have to pay had Simon & Schuster kept it in print, but a hell of a lot less than some vendors are asking.

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