It’s the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars. Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught this view of the this month amid rocky mountainside terrain.
The car-size rover, climbing up lower Mount Sharp toward its next destination, appears as a blue dab against a background of tan rocks and dark sand in the enhanced-color image from the orbiter’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. The exaggerated color, showing differences in Mars surface materials, makes Curiosity appear bluer than it really looks.
When the image was taken, Curiosity was partway between its investigation of active sand dunes lower on Mount Sharp, and “Vera Rubin Ridge,” a destination uphill where the rover team intends to examine outcrops where hematite has been identified from Mars orbit.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ of Arizona
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TWO GUESSES on last week’s Whatzit, both correct: It’s the “h” from Garmond Bood Condensed Italic.
FROM Melanie Skillman: “My guess – and it is a guess – would be “h” in Garamond italic.
FROM Lynne Hummell: That is a lowercase H in Garamond italic, and I believe more specifically it’s Apple Garamond. To my eye, it looks a teensy bit condensed from the original Garamond.
Now, is it also supposed to be an iconic Garamond lowercase italic H?? I don’t have a clue!
Right, Lynne, on Garamond. But it’s not Apple Garamond.
Here’s this week’s Whatzit. It should be a l-o-t easier! Your guess?
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THERE…THEIR…THEY’RE. It’s and its. To, too and two.
All writers, bloggers or otherwise, need to be familiar with the rules on these.
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