The Mars rover Opportunity has sent back yet another gobsmacking image from the red planet. This picture is close to true colour, the space agency says, and was captured from a spot known as Duck Bay. Victoria crater on Mars, as seen by NASA's rover Opportunity Victoria crater on Mars, as seen by NASA's rover Opportunity. The …
Feet or Metres
Why use comparisons of size with Feet & Meters in the same sentence? Why can't they stick to one standard?
You write up an article about a pretty picture
Then only display a thumbnail of the thing?
We want to see this shot in full please.
If you look at the lower right corner, at the black spot, you can see a bit of Big Foot's head sticking up. They need better photo editing software.
Corrected last paragraph
Here's that last paragraph rewritten using proper Reg standards:
"The prominence on the right hand side, known as Cape Verde, is 43.54lg high and about the length of 5.42 double-decker buses from the rover's current position. A similarly rugged, but much taller (1.65 double-decker buses high) area of rocks on the right is known as Cabo Frio."
Actually you mistook that part of the image. The black square is actually obscuring amanfromMars' launch bay, by which he commutes between Mars and Earth each day! ;)
Oh, and furthering the cause of establishing Reg standards: I believe that makes "Cape Verde" about 62.586 Dd (doughnut-diameters) high and about 41.667 Sl (sheep-lengths) from the Rover, while "Cabo Frio" is 156.465 Dd high...
The black thing is a hide where Marsian twitchers sit and take photos of rovers.
For putting those numbers into proper units !
Obvious really. The rover's got its thumb over the lens.
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