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One of the best planetary photographer in the world is the British Damian Peach. Recently he captured an extraordinary high resolution image of northern Hipparchus crater area. Inside Hipparchus near their rim we find Horrocks crater, a 31 kilometers wide circular formation of high walls with terraces. Its name comes from the 17th century astronomer and priest born in England, Jeremiah Horrocks.

To the North-East the big crater not fully shown in this picture is Pickering.

This is a hard to beat record, because the resolution of this image is no less than 0.1 arcseconds per pixel. Awesome!

 
 
2015-11-13 12:04:30       
here's a cautionary tale from the BBC: Multimedia nerwsoom boss Peter Horrocks last week sent what he thought was a direct message on Twitter to a colleague, Richard Sambrook, discussing some high-level appointments. Except he
 
2015-10-18 15:45:54       
Fwiw, I checked the JCP L site they're snaiyg almost all power will be restored by tomorrow. (Which offers squat in the way of consolation to anyone who still falls into a crack in the grid, I know.)
 
2012-12-25 07:46:07       
So, all we have to do is launch into polar obtirs, some (very) large parabolic reflectors to sublime the polar CO2 ices, plant a bunch of conifers and voila! Still a dead,sterile planet; dead conifers. CO2 lost to space. We tend to forget that Mars has all the atmosphere its gravity can hold onto. Nobody I've discussed this with (who's in planetary science) has any clue why Mars' atmosphere gradually faded, taking any chance of water (and warmth) with it.How long did the ice cubes dug up by Phoenix last once exposed? Four days? Poof!BTW speaking of water on a planet, for any of Bill's I don't believe God created the Earth readers, where did our own water come from? We started out pretty molten and rocky and under heavy meteoric bombardment.We now know (have ruled out) that the water did NOT come from comets; the isotope ratios do not match Earth's water and covering more than 2/3 of our surface with water is a lot of freakin' comets!Speaking of nematodes, was it a politico or a scientist on the talking heads show? Rob's point is dead-on. Some people think that if we have water and solid granular stuff we can grow a garden.Rob great point.This planet was made just for us. I like it here and wouldn't want to live on ANY of the other planets (or their moons) in our solar system.Still, robotic and eventual human (possibly) exploration is a good thing in my book.
 
2009-05-07 14:38:36       
Extraordinary detailed image
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