That's no moon!
You can clearly see the planet destroyer on the right hand side.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned some rather nice snaps of Martian moon Phobos, captured by the vehicle's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE): Phobos. Pic: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona NASA explains that the above image (bigger version here) was taken "at a distance of about 6,800 kilometers …
Love these robot craft. So much more interesting than watching an astronaut do still another weightless backflip or some anonymous figure in a space suit floating around with Earth in the background.
Yeah, I know. Weird that those events have become so mundane*.
*Deliberate choice of word.
...it's that they've only become mundane because all you ever see in the background these days is the friggin' Earth. I mean, Dog bless her, I live on her and all, but I'm hoping I might still be alive when there's a chance to see people in suits with something besides the Earth in the background. It was so much more interesting, I remember, with, say, the Apennine Mountains in the background and the Earth about _yea_big_ hanging in a deep black sky.
Not that I'm a Peak Oil cultist or anything, but being able to migrate out from your home planet sounds to me like a very handy skill to have...and besides, why should these goddamn' robots have all the fun?
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