NASA’s Curiosity rover uses its brush to wipe a section of the Martian surface clean of dust
In order to try and get a certain amount of Martian soil samples as dust free as possible, Curiosity is equipped with a wire brush that scrubs red dust from rocks to get a better look at what’s underneath. A couple days ago, Curiosity tried its brush for the first time on a section of flat rock, and this is what that rock looks like under the red Martian soil.
Since 2006, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years now at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel. Here is a group of images from HiRISE over the past few years, in either false color or grayscale, showing intricate details of landscapes both familiar and alien, from the surface of our neighboring planet, Mars.
If they said “Colonists to Mars Wanted Terraforming project.”
I would strongly consider going.