Avalanche!

On Mars.. In the photo, left to right, bright (white) carbon dioxide frost at the edge of the northern polar region, a 700m cliff, and the cloud of debris at the base of the cliff. Image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. More on the avalanche[s] here. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona. Btw, there’s another stunning image below the fold.
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Most of the stunning astronomical photos are of elsewhere.. this one is of here. The view from Mars.

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  • Remarkable images Pete.

  • Pete Baker

    Indeed, WbS

    You might also like these – I recommend checking out the original footage links.

  • Moonbuggy

    Superb.

  • willowfield

    Thanks for these.

  • Crataegus

    I do enjoy these and often find threads like this more relevant than NI politicians.

    Genuinely very interesting.

  • Wilde Rover

    Amazing. Cheers Pete.

    Although now I am left with the vague impression that Mars is made of chocolate cake 😉

  • wild turkey

    Pete

    thanks for these awesome pics. My 7 year old son is transfixed.

    what is the site where these photos, and others you’ve posted, are available?

  • Pete Baker

    wt

    I usually try to link the source of the images in the original post.

    As in..

    “Image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

  • I really like the Japanese lunar orbiter images. The sheer weight and mass and three dimensionality of the Moon comes across brilliantly. Thanks again for them…