In Honor of the One-Year Anniversary of STS135

8 Jul

Look at this picture of the surface of Mars. I mean, LOOK at it.

A combination of images taken by NASA’s Opportunity rover on Mars.

Take the time to click on the photo and zoom in — it’s really a gigantic image, and in amazing detail. My favorite part? The tracks from the rover itself, just to the left of center. Especially the circular tracks, where it looks like Opportunity must have turned around.

These are the tracks from a manmade object, in the dust of another planet. And in just 30 days, Curiosity will be landing on Mars as well. I can’t think of anything better than this photo to honor the spirit of those two days last July.

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