Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mars Canyons and Monument Valley

Mars Hebes Chasma, perspective view. ESA/ DLR/ FU Berlin

The outflow canyons and the high land between them reminded Nadia of the landscapes of American cowboy movies, with washes and mesas and isolated ship rocks, as in Monument Valley - except here it lasted for four days, as they passed in succession over the unnamed channel, Shalbatana, Simud, Tiu, and then Ares.

Kim Stanley Robinson [Red Mars, 1993]
Monument Valley ship rocks, Arizona (USA) / © I.A. Daglis

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