The Latest Art from Mars

Here’s another astonishing photo made by a satellite in outer space. This shot of the deep Candor Chasma valley on Mars was taken by a camera aboard Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists say the photo is important because it shows areas or rock where water could have flowed. They can say what they want, but I think what really intrigues them about the image is just how beautiful it is. And that raises some interest questions about the nature of photography.

Here's another astonishing photo made by a satellite in outer space. This shot of the deep Candor Chasma valley on Mars was taken by a camera aboard Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists say the photo is important because it shows areas or rock where water could have flowed. They can say what they want, but I think what really intrigues them about the image is just how beautiful it is. And that raises some interest questions about the nature of photography.

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