By ‘Mars pics’ is meant the real deal–photos taken from the surface of
Mars. Based on what has popped up online, no evidence of long dead
civilizations were caught, but the scenic tranquility of the red planet
is still quite a feast for the eyes. There are lots of rocks too. As
for the principal photographer, it’s the Martian rover called
Opportunity. After almost eight years of being in-planet it has amassed
quite an incredible library of pics. No kidding. The really cool part is
a NASA developer has created an iPhone/Android app for viewing the
wealth of media.
to clarify, seen above is a computerized rendition of Opportunity.
Don’t mistake it for the kind of pics that the rover is transmitting
from its Martian odyssey.
Mark Powell over at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory did the grunt work. Those interested can enjoy the app for iPhone/iPad and Android, access old photos plus new ones taken fresh from Mars.