This bird's-eye view from August 2005 combines a self-portrait of the spacecraft deck and a panoramic mosaic of the Martian surface as viewed by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. The rover's solar panels are still gleaming in the sunlight
This rare view of a Mars sunset, part of their extensive legacy of images from the martian surface, was recorded by the Spirit rover on May 19, 2005. Image Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Texas A, Cornell, JPL, NASA.
Sorry, Internet, Some Of Your Favorite Space Pictures Are Fakes
This viral photo of planets as seen from Mars was not taken by the Spirit Rover, as it’s often credited to be, but was computer generated by the software Stellarium. The compass heading ‘NE’ is visible in the lower-left of the image. Image credit: Stellarium. | Sorry, Internet, Some Of Your Favorite Space Pictures Are Fakes
These are dust devils, strong whirlwinds of hot air, occuring on Mars. Compared to the terrestrial dust devils, Martian ones are very common there and can be up to fifty times as wide and ten times as high. Large ones may pose a threat to technology sent to Mars. If humans make it to Mars, the dust devils pose potential hazards to them as well. “If Martian dust devils are highly electrified, as our research suggests, they will increase the tendency for dust to stick to space suits and…