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WOW

By Pete Moore On May 11th, 2019

6 Responses to “WOW”

  1. And not a Chinese tourist in sight.

  2. But I’m sure if Allan was looking at this picture he would see a Jew somewhere 😉

  3. Great pictures.

    It’s maddening just to imagine that through all of human history, ice age, Neanderthals, stone age, all those ancient and modern empires, this landscape was just as we see it today and existed for itself without anyone even knowing about it.

    Someone (who was it?) said that, to the uninformed, any technology advanced to a certain extent is indistinguishable from magic (I’m sure he put it much better than that). Just think how our generation would be considered gods by primitive people (including the Romans who were far from primitive) if someone told them we could see the see the surface of their war god the same as if you were looking out the window.

  4. It’s Arthur C. Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.

  5. The ingenuity and technology behind achievements like this is just staggering.

  6. Here’s NASA testing robots at Devon Island, Canada

    https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/K10/k10_feature.html

    Now NASA says that it has landed a craft on Mars. On its journey, there were no images of the spacecraft leaing Earth and seeing it fade as the spacecraft heads towards Mars. Were there any images of the arrival at Mars as seen from orbit? These have been released from previous missions, especially by Russia – but none from NASA. Anyway, where on Earth is like Mars?

    https://www.thoughtco.com/explore-mars-like-here-on-earth-4102174

    The plains of Mars are dry, dusty regions where dust devils can be spotted rustling along the surface. There’s evidence in some regions of underground ice frozen into what’s called Martian permafrost, and the existence of dried-out flow channels tell us that Mars was once wet in the ancient past. So, where on Earth can you find frozen ground and carved-out regions?

    Antarctica is a good place to start. It has dry valleys that experience very low temperatures, strong winds, daily freeze-thaw cycles, and lots of sunlight, high winds, and a peculiar soil chemistry. In short, it’s more like Mars than many other places on Earth. Scientists have studied these regions extensively in an effort to understand places on Mars that are also dry, cold, barren, and windy. The deserts of Utah, the Australian Outback, and the tundra of Devon Island and Haughton Crater in Canada are also favorite Mars analogs here on Earth.