Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lichen at Huygens Crater

This is what I found at the giant Huygens crater:  White spots resembling lichen growing at earth, but only a lot, a lot bigger. Again, I have no idea what they are. Snow maybe? I don't think so, it doesn't seem to be, but it might.

Can you see which of the photo's below is from Earth and which from Mars?


UPDATE: Well, it was stupid of me of course to suggest these things were snow, because we are looking at IR-images here. But now I'm looking at the same spot taken with IR by night and the "lichen" turn up completely black!(see below) This  means they are not radiating any IR. What this means exactly, I have to find out.


The same "lichen" at night(IR)

3 comments:

buikgevoel said...

I can see, but the resemblance is great !

Giuki said...

Same here!

DK said...

:)