A Low Flyover of Mars

This link to a pair of NASA videos comes courtesy of my friend Victoria (not to be confused with the Victoria Crater on Mars dramatically displayed in the first video). Want to make a low flying pass over some of the terrain that the Opportunity and Spirit rovers have explored? Thanks to some incredible photography from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, you can! This appears on the New Scientist web site, but if it’s not on a lot of others, I’m sure it will be soon.

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    my friend Victoria (not to be confused with the Victoria Crater on Mars dramatically displayed in the first video)

    Oh, for heaven’s sake, Jeff, I’m MUCH more dramatic than that!

    These videos still give me chills, as much as they did when I first saw them a few days ago. I can’t really say why, but they give me a sense of connection to the infinite. Maybe it’s just the strangeness, or the fact that what we’re seeing represents another planet and it’s NOT A MOVIE, not a product of somebody’s imagination. Whatever the emotional trigger, they amaze me.

    But here’s the burning question: Is Starbuck a Cylon?

    Peace, V.

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