Science is so flipping cool

Science is so flipping cool

I totally dig science. I know absolutely nothing about science. And yet I marvel at the folks who do. Think about it, right now we are sending remote robots around the Galaxy to explore environs unimaginable to humans even a 100 years ago. Here’s another sweet find from NASA discovered just a few weeks ago (3 to be exact).


Explanation: Black spots have been discovered on Mars that are so dark that nothing inside can be seen. Quite possibly, the spots are entrances to deep underground caves capable of protecting Martian life, were it to exist. The unusual hole pictured above was found on the slopes of the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons. The above image was captured three weeks ago by the HiRISE instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter currently circling Mars. The holes were originally identified on lower resolution images from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, The above hole is about the size of a football field and is so deep that it is completely unilluminated by the Sun. Such holes and underground caves might be prime targets for future spacecraft, robots, and even the next generation of human interplanetary explorers.

Enormous black hole on the face of Mars too deep for light to penetrate. Seriously? Sweetness. Personally think that is where The Dread Space Pirate Roberts is keeping his space booty. But I’m sure that is already topping the list of Duh statements of the year for this blog. Where else would you put it?

Anyway, this stuff is so cool.