Pic of the Day: Mars Madness


Apologies for the recent space overload. You can blame it on the fact that we spent most of our childhood sleeping in a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt from the Smithsonian Space Museum. That, and a lifelong obsession with space ice cream, ALF, and Tang. What you’re looking at above are possible evaporites near the Fan in Coprates region. Explore more non-life on Mars after the jump.

Ice deposits in Deuteronilus Mensae

The Ulysses Fossae

The Hale crater

Carbon dioxide ice

A filled channel west of the Ladon Valles river valley

All images courtesy of NASA. Check out more in The Guardian’s slideshow.