Astronomy Picture of the Day
May 30, 2013

Fantasy at Gale...
Fantasy at Gale...

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) - Credits for the additional process. and color.: Elisabetta Bonora, Marco Faccin and Paolo C. Fienga/Lunar Explorer Italia/IPF

Dear Friends of the Italian Planetary Foundation, Dear Readers,


after a few months of (almost) pure Science, here it is, for you all, a new "Martian Fantasy": a very low and bright Sun shining over Mt Sharp, at Gale Crater - Mars. For your information, the frame that we used to create this Fantasy is an Original NASA - Mars Exploration Rover - Mars Laboratory "Curiosity", taken during the 270th Sol (or Martian Day) of the Rover's Mission.


Your comments about our work, as you know, are and shall always be appreciated.


Dr Paolo C. Fienga/Lunar Explorer Italia/Italian Planetary Foundation



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