April 15, 2015 NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover spent the 956th day of its’ Martian mission deploying “mast cameras” from a position within the Gale Crater. Hoping to capture a transit of Mercury, Curiosity took 6.51 minutes to immortalize this time-lapse compilation of a Martian sunset. Ponder Curiosity’s first colour sunset from Mars.
It is just amazing to me that Mars has red skies and blue sunsets – yet the physics involved, Rayleigh scattering, are identical to what happens here on Earth. The difference flows from the density of the atmosphere and the suspended dust particles (and what a difference!).
Mind blowing indeed.
All of a sudden, Mars feels much more like home. One day we’ll be sipping piña coladas on Mars.
Cosmically speaking Mars is a backyard BBQ. I’m waiting for images of a sunset far beyond our miniscule galaxy.
Had dinner with my son tonight and I talked about your blog. (a young man with vastly superior comprehension of fractals than myself) In truth I told him the name Genetic Fractals and he smiled, replying “you had me at fractals”.
Now I’m frustrated because apparently when you say “delete my blog” that means business. Every attempt to view your posts returns “page not found”
Is there any way to find them? He’s truly stoked on your point of view 🙂
I deleted all the posts rather than delete the blog. Deleting blogs is total annihilation. Before doing that I took a copy of the whole thing and parked it here: http://www.geneticfractals.com/wordpress/
This isnt a new location, just a parking lot but everything is there 🙂
My main purpose was to delete the blog from my head and I succeeded.
I did a similar thing with my technical blog but that is not visible right now.
Thank you. 🙂