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This was taken on June 17, 2019, so just a couple of months ago. Now have a care here: The original image is a massive 2,772 x 7,526 pixels. I had to shrink it by a factor of two to fit the blog here, and I also dropped the resolution (i.e. used JPEG compression) to keep the file size from being so big our servers would've choked on it. Grab the full-res version and just scan around it. It's magnificent.
The colors are exaggerated; what's shown as blue here is mostly grayish basaltic regions, though the wispy clouds seen near the north pole (top) do tend to look blue.
The spacecraft imaged this slice across the planet’s surface in June 2019, when the camera took several global views. Visible at the top of the frame is Mars’ ethereal north pole: this is permanently covered by a cap of frozen water and carbon dioxide, which thickens in the northern martian winter and thins in the summer.
originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: LookingAtMars
It's amazing how many meteors have smacked it. Imagine if we were geared to survive without an atmosphere. Houses would be nonexistent because we'd get slammed by meteors all the time.
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: Gargoyle91
Everything I see on Mars look's like the Planet was blown to bit's a long time ago
Mars (Ares) is the god of war and don't forget Deimos (Terror) and Phobos (Fear).
Looks like it was a war.
originally posted by: Gargoyle91
Everything I see on Mars look's like the Planet was blown to bit's a long time ago , just by the way rocks of different types are just all over the place like they fell from the sky .
Question would be who or what destroyed the planet .