Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Holidays

Here's a view from Opportunity looking southwest over "Bottomless Bay"


Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Red Planet's Watery... Present

And the big science news is the discovery of apparant water-related activity on the surface of Mars taking place within the last few years, which in geologic terms effectively means it's taking place now. This really is a startling discovery, one which was perhaps hoped for but which I'm not sure anyone seriously expected.

"The Red Planet's Watery Past"

Scientific American article by Jim Bell - an compelling summary of the current thinking about the Red Planet.