Mars has avalanches!

For those who don’t read the Bad Astronomy blog, I feel duty bound to share an image taken by the HiRISE camera currently orbiting Mars.  They caught a picture of several avalanches on steep cliffs on Mars:

It’s also worth looking at the full set of pictures, which shows the wide-angle shots and the zoomed-in shots of two avalanches, giving a better sense of how far the orbiter was when the pictures were taken.   Modern technology is quite amazing, isn’t it?  (I may have found my newest desktop background.)

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6 Responses to Mars has avalanches!

  1. Personal Demon says:


  2. PD: I so dare you to submit an ‘I can haz cheezburger’ with that caption!!!

  3. Personal Demon says:

    As you wish…

    moar funny pictures

  4. Personal Demon says:

    OK, never trust auto-generated HTML. Here’s what I meant:


  5. Okay, you win THIS round, PD!!!

  6. I can’t wait for that to show up on the voting pages!

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