Monday, November 22, 2010

Though Space Worms Would Be Cool

No. Not bacteria. Not a herd of space worms. This a field of sand dunes in Proctor Crater on Mars. The dark bits are the dunes, blowing over the lighter rock beneath. Each one is about a football field wide.

For more cool, geeky details, go to the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

And have a pleasant Thanksgiving. If you are reading this, you must have access to a computer. And electricity. Alotta people don't. So be thankful, dammit.


Fresca said...

This year, as every year, I'm especially grateful no one has put a Ceti eel (sort of a space worm) in my ear, like in _Star Trek: Wrath of Khan_.

Margaret said...

As my imaginary great great great great grandfather always says,
"you should be thankful; when I was a kid we didn't even have thankfulness."

Poet in Residence said...

What are all those white specks?

I have a radio that you can wind up with handle. Maybe there's a computer that works like that? If not, there should be.

Clowncar said...

Fresca, that's my favorite Kirk-era ST movie! Perhaps everyone's as it's so widely quoted. Ricardo is the key.

A wise man, Margaret. Such a shame he chose to be imaginary.

PiR, those white specks are spittle. Wipe off your screen. See? All better.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Love it!

*most thankful*

Scarlett & Viaggiatore