I’m very excited about the images from Mars on The Big Picture today. They’re totally stunning.
Here’s a description:
“ Martian landscapes
Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years now at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel. Collected here is a group of images from HiRISE over the past few years, in either false color or grayscale, showing intricate details of landscapes both familiar and alien, from the surface of our neighboring planet, Mars. I invite you to take your time looking through these, imagining the settings – very cold, dry and distant, yet real.”
Check out these images, and check out Google Mars, if you want exact locations. GOOGLE MARS! The future is now.
These images got me thinking about inter-galactic travel, and that made me think about adventure, and then I started thinking about tripods. Because Induro’s Adventure AKB Series is pretty awesome. These tripods come with a ballhead and a carrying case, so you’re ready to go right away.
Here are the details.
I’d love one of these myself. Affordable, compact, and easy to use. Maybe not for Mars… but perhaps Maine. Onward to adventure!