View Full Version : Discussion: Dust Obscured Martian Landscape

2004-Oct-12, 04:04 PM
SUMMARY: This image of a Martian landscape was taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft in May 2004. It shows an area in the Promethei Terra region, which is relatively smooth, but covered with a layer of dust or volcanic ash several tens of metres thick. This layer has covered everything, and obscures fine details; that's why the picture looks a little fuzzy. The crisscrossing lines across the picture are the tracks left by dust devils.

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2004-Oct-13, 08:35 PM
Probably not a place to look for evidence of water, eh?

This is one of the interesting things I notice from pictures of mars. Like the deserts of the American southwest, there are sandy zones and rocky zones. It almost seems as if there are some bedouin tribes of sand that slowly migrate around the planet. So much sand (article says ash, but it looks like common sand) as to so well bury the craters and not better resemble the landing sites of our probes? Interesting.

2004-Oct-14, 04:39 AM
:huh: Why do people find all this space-aliens, let's-all-go-live-on-the-moon crap so facinating? :huh: