This was a picture taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover shortly before NASA lost contact with the robot.

If you look closely inside the red outline that i drew you can see what appears to be a skull holding a trumpet. This is conclusive proof that there is “life” on Mars.
NASA and the USA’s government don’t want us to know about this, so they’ve edited the alien out of the official photograph. Please reblog this to raise awareness that we truly are not alone.

First X-ray view of Martian soil

This graphic shows results of the first analysis of Martian soil by the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) experiment on NASA’s Curiosity rover. The image reveals the presence of crystalline feldspar, pyroxenes and olivine mixed with some amorphous (non-crystalline) material. The soil sample, taken from a wind-blown deposit within Gale Crater, where the rover landed, is similar to volcanic soils in Hawaii.

Curiosity scooped the soil on Oct. 15, 2012, the 69th sol, or Martian day, of operations. It was delivered to CheMin for X-ray diffraction analysis on October 17, 2012, the 71st sol. By directing an X-ray beam at a sample and recording how X-rays are scattered by the sample at an atomic level, the instrument can definitively identify and quantify minerals on Mars for the first time. Each mineral has a unique pattern of rings, or “fingerprint,” revealing its presence. The colors in the graphic represent the intensity of the X-rays, with red being the most intense.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ames

"Curious Night" - Illustration by Sam Spratt

Two tributes with one piece. Usually I don’t like paragraphs paired with my work, but after little sleep working on this, I’m leaving this excerpt from Discover Magazine which says it better than I ever could:

"The news these days is filled with polarization, with hate, with fear, with ignorance. But while these feelings are a part of us, and always will be, they neither dominate nor define us. Not if we don’t let them. When we reach, when we explore, when we’re curious – that’s when we’re at our best. We can learn about the world around us, the Universe around us. It doesn’t divide us, or separate us, or create artificial and wholly made-up barriers between us. As we saw on Twitter, at New York Times Square where hundreds of people watched the landing live, and all over the world: science and exploration bind us together. Science makes the world a better place, and it makes us better people.It’s what we can do, and what we must do.”

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