I call this one “San Francisco: Poor Decision Making No. 1”. (Taken with Instagram)
2 notes, October 13, 2012
ok i guess this can also be a pie blog
This image from the right Mast Camera (Mastcam) of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows a scoop full of sand and dust lifted by the rover’s first use of the scoop on its robotic arm. In the foreground, near the bottom of the image, a bright object is visible on the ground. The object might be a piece of rover hardware.
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This image was taken during the mission’s 61st Martian day, or sol (Oct. 7, 2012), the same sol as the first scooping. After examining Sol 61 imaging, the rover team decided to refrain from using the arm on Sol 62 (Oct. 8). Instead, the rover was instructed to acquire additional imaging of the bright object, on Sol 62, to aid the team in assessing possible impact, if any, to sampling activities.
For scale, the scoop is 1.8 inches (4.5 centimeters) wide, 2.8 inches (7 centimeters) long.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Also… that is the SURFACE OF ANOTHER PLANET.
Perhaps it’s time to dust this thing off and give it another spin.
2 notes, October 8, 2012
So the bf and I are going on a two week + long road trip from Portland to Houston including stops in San Francisco, Joshua Tree, Austin, Las Vegas, Death Valley, and Ashland! SO EXCITED!!!
1 note, October 20, 2011