Some footage from the Apollo 16 Lunar Rover ‘Grand Prix’
p sure this guy is thinking *Moon go-karts rule, earthlings drool*
Shell shocked soldier WW1
intrepid: Earthrise, photographed from Apollo 12, November 1969.
5 Hasselblad photographs, taken from lunar orbit, between 18th and 21st November.
Image credit: NASA/JSC, c/o LPI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
"When was the last time you touched someone?" - Under the Skin (2013)
The Seventh Seal (1957) Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Earth-like soils on Mars? Ancient fossilized soils potentially found deep inside impact crater suggest microbial life | ScienceDaily
NASA rovers have shown Martian landscapes littered with loose rocks from impacts or layered by catastrophic floods, rather than the smooth contours of soils that soften landscapes on Earth. However, recent images from Curiosity from the impact Gale Crater, Retallack said, reveal Earth-like soil profiles with cracked surfaces lined with sulfate, ellipsoidal hollows and concentrations of sulfate comparable with soils in Antarctic Dry Valleys and Chile’s Atacama Desert.
His analyses appear in a paper placed online this week by the journal Geology in advance of print in the September issue of the world’s top-ranked journal in the field. Retallack, the paper’s lone author, studied mineral and chemical data published by researchers closely tied with the Curiosity mission. Retallack, professor of geological sciences and co-director of paleontology research at the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is an internationally known expert on the recognition of paleosols — ancient fossilized soils contained in rocks.