Once again Mars is in the news. Once again we have sent a rover to explore our solar neighbor. The photographs have already started to flow in. Even though the robotic explorer has not done much exploring, or moving around, we are still getting some interesting photographs. These high quality images are the next best thing to being there in person. Already though, there are critics of the photography coming back. There are complaints about the lack of High Def detail, and the mega pixel count is a bit low by the standards of others. For still others it is the optics that aren’t quite up to snuff.
For these nay-sayers…these arm-chair engineers…these back of the room photographers…I just have this to say:
“It’s on %$#@* Mars!”
- Curiosity’s MAHLI camera: Much more than a microscopic imager (planetary.org)
- Your Child Can Be a Martian At JPL’s Mars Exploration Website (wired.com)
- Curiosity Rover gets “brain transplant” to explore on its own (slashgear.com)