Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Martian land grabber

Thanks to friend of the station D for sending this link from boston.com to some absolutely stunning photos from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

There is so much variety in the landscapes and rock formations it looks like photos from dozens of different planets and not just the solitary Red Planet. That MRO is an amazing little machine.

Speaking of amazing, after noticing something unusual in one of the photos, we ran it under the station's spectro-interociter, cross fed it into the techo-analyzitron, and found something the good folks at NASA and the JPL missed. Here it is:

parody photo

MRO Mars landscape photo copyright 2009 it's respective rights holder. Marvin the Martian is copyright 2009 and a trademark of Warner Brothers. No infringement of these rights it implied.

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