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Mars …

Swinging around out there in space.  Considered a hostile environment … Carbon Dioxide atmosphere, frozen water, less gravity, astonishingly beautiful! Smaller than the Earth … What mineral treasures will be found there ?

Mars by Mary P. Williams

Mars by Mary P. Williams

The Red Planet … covered with the glow of red iron oxide dust. Close to Earth, yet a tantalizing distance away … a mystery to be reflected upon and studied.

The Red Planet by Mary P. Williams

The Red Planet by Mary P. Williams

Mars, named after the Roman god of war, has two “moons” which are named Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread). Humans have projected their fears and hopes into space … mythic names for these objects in space.

Martian Moons by Mary P. Williams

Martian Moons by Mary P. Williams

Phobos and Deimos have a close orbit to Mars … even though they are smaller than our moon they would appear larger if seen from Mars. This is an artistic “guess,” not a scientific fact!

Phobos and Deimos by Mary P. Williams

Phobos and Deimos by Mary P. Williams

Whizzing by Mars on October 19th, 2014 is the Comet Sliding Spring. It is a massive ball of “dirty ice” putting on a spectacular show while it sheds bits and pieces into space.

Comet Sliding Spring by Mary P. Williams

Comet Sliding Spring by Mary P. Williams

Here they are again … the magic moons circling Mars.

The Magic Moons of Mars by Mary P. Williams

The Magic Moons of Mars by Mary P. Williams

For half a century there has been speculation about the possibility of alien life on Mars … is this a whirlwind of sand or two Martians conversing ? ?   or ……. ?

Mars Whirlwinds by Mary P. Williams

Mars Whirlwinds by Mary P. Williams

The burning question for centuries was “Is the Earth the center of the universe?” Has the center (of scientific study) shifted to Mars ?

Is Mars the Center? by Mary P. Williams

Is Mars the Center? by Mary P. Williams

Phobos, a moon of Mars, passing in front of the Sun. From photos taken 3 seconds apart revealing … Beauty !

Phobos and the Sun by Mary P. Williams

Phobos and the Sun by Mary P. Williams

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