Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sunset Over Mars

Beautiful yet terrifying, alien and yet disturbingly familiar. Was this imagery recorded in our DNA millennia ago? Maybe one day someone will look up and quote Gibson; "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."

Taken on May 19, 2005 by NAZCZA NASA's Mars Exploration Rover (which is a dog's name, isn't it?). That's 19/5 in European notation, and the 489th day of the Martian year.


  1. That's 19/5 in European notation, and the 489th day of the Martian year.

    489th day / 687 Earth days in 1 Martian year = .7117903930

  2. Oh my, isn't that interesting. Thanks, Anony.

  3. Maybe besides stabilizing the oceans and the menstruation cycle, the moon was put into our orbit to appease our familiarity with the size the sun was when our ancestors were on Mars.

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  5. Jupiters red stormy area is at that 19/5 latitude too - I just find that of interest. How come a storm (or some kind of weather-y phenomena that differs greatly from the surrounding area) just brews there constantly? That's similar to if a tornado or typhoon here just stayed in exactly the same place all the time!

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