Sunday, January 11, 2009

Real science: How wind could move rocks on Mars?!!

A picture of Martian surface taken by one of the NASA probesEmily Lakdawalla's post titled "The wind blows rocks on Mars?" at The Planetary Society Blog.

Observed fact: Martian planes are littered with small rocks, & puzzlingly, they're about evenly spaced.

Lakdawalla's post summarizes a possible explanation of this even spacing, since neither gravity nor flowing water can help on plains there.

[via James Nicoll]

Related: Fiction set on Mars or its moons.