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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Astronomy Tuesday


These dark dunes on Mars come to us from the intrepid Curiosity (which is back online after unexpectedly going into safe mode over the Fourth of July weekend -- demonstrating that computer systems do what they damn well please even on Mars.)

This image is compressed to show the waves created by the thin Martian wind, creating shapes that are usually only seen underwater on Earth.

Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS

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