Carnival of Space #627-629 at Urban Astronomer & Universe Today

The Urban Astronomer hosts Carnival of Space #627.

Topographic map of the Moon’s south pole in the Lunar South Pole Atlas published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI). Via Carnival of Space #627.

And Universe Today hosts a combined Carnival of Space #628-629.

Layers Near Nilosyrtis Mensae

Located to the west of Nili Fossae at 24.5°N, 72.5°E, this image shows both layering and dunes within the old highlands of Mars. The site is not too far away from the landing site for the Mars 2020 rover, at Jezero Crater, and so may show some of the same characteristics that the rover could encounter. Credits: Lunar and Planetary Institute. Via Carnival of Space #628-629


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