Thursday, February 14, 2008
Smiley Face on the surface of Mars!
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera captured this view of a "happy face on Mars on January 28th. The face is a crater spotted among the Nereidum Montesin Mars' southern hemisphere. Smaller craters, mesas, ridges and canyons give the face its eyes, button nose and crinkly smile.
[The above photograph is actually not the exact picture taken on January 28th! I couldn't get it off the MSNBC website, so I tried googling it. This is what came up. Apparently, there are multiple smiley faces that have occurred on the surface of Mars.]