Friday, August 24, 2012
No, these are not pictures from the Planet Mars, but from the hiking of my granddaughter Maureen when she climbed to the top of the mountain with her friends.
Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). It is on the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 miles (136.2 km) west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater in Death Valley National Park at 282 ft (86 m) below sea level.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has beamed back an incredible images of its surroundings, showing a spectacularly clear view of the enormous mountain that it will clamber up in the next few years. 'Curiosity' had its historic landing on Mars late on Aug. 5.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snapped this picture of Mount Sharp with its front Hazard Avoidance camera, or Hazcam. The photo was released by NASA on Aug. 6, 2012.