Sunday, September 23, 2007

Caves on Mars

From NASA:
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has discovered entrances to seven possible caves on the slopes of a Martian volcano. The find is fueling interest in potential underground habitats and sparking searches for caverns elsewhere on the Red Planet.

Very dark, nearly circular features ranging in diameter from about 328 to 820 feet puzzled researchers who found them in images taken by NASA's Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor orbiters. Using Mars Odyssey's infrared camera to check the daytime and nighttime temperatures of the circles, scientists concluded that they could be windows into underground spaces.
Run across the entrance first, and see if any fireballs come out.

1 comment:

  1. It'd be a TOTAL scream should Mars turn out to be just like the old novelists and B-movie directors thought it to be. Underground cities that we could invade and strip of all their technology.