This Week in Outer Space: A Planet Made of Peanut Brittle

The European satellite Mars Express recently snapped this image of the of the Ariadnes Colles region on the red planets southern highlands. The area features scattered rocks with flat, mesa-like shapes. I just never get tired of these photos. Some scientists wonder if the landscape looks like this because of the presence of water. Perhaps there is a presence of a hard surgery candy containing peanuts.--David Schonauer

The European satellite Mars Express recently snapped this image of the of the Ariadnes Colles region on the red planet's southern highlands. The area features scattered rocks with flat, mesa-like shapes. I just never get tired of these photos. Some scientists wonder if the landscape looks like this because of the presence of water. Perhaps there is a presence of a hard surgery candy containing peanuts.--David Schonauer