The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010



This isn’t a microscopic photograph of a bacterial culture! It’s actually of rolling, hummocky dunes near the north pole of Mars. Taken with the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s powerful HIRISE camera, the normally grey basaltic sand of the dunes is covered with pinkish dust literally made of rust – iron oxide.

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