Wordless Wednesday: Mars

I’ve been entrenched in the cluttering stage of decluttering for what seems like weeks now, which gives me an added appreciation for the minimalist Martian landscape.

Mount Sharp

The sky isn’t really that blue, and the landscape is a mosaic of lots of little shots. But even knowing that the photo has been altered to appeal to the Earthling eye, I can’t help but be soothed by it.

Photo: NASA

Photo: NASA

Boulders

That boulder with the little white square on it is the size of Curiosity, and about five miles away.

Photo: NASA

Photo: NASA

Look Ma! I’m here!

A portion of Mount Sharp, on Mars is pictured in this panorama made from a mosaic of images taken by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity September 20, 2012 and released as a NASA handout image March 15, 2013. The photo has a white-balanced color adjustment that makes the sky look overly blue but shows the terrain as if under Earth-like lighting. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Self-portrait of Curiosity at its current location.  (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to Wordless Wednesday: Mars

  1. Happy Wordless!
    visit from WW.
    Would be nice if you can visit and link up my WW blog hop.
    Have a great day.
    Nan
    http://www.blogshe.net

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