Bad Astronomy

Get in Mars’s face!

My old friend Nick Strobel has this great site called Astronomy Notes, which I use all the time when I need to look up some astronomy fact. He emails me that he has added a new feature: a Flash movie which starts with an overview of Mars and zooms in on the “Face”.

I just watched it and it’s fun! He includes the original Viking image, and the 3D side views from Mars Express.

I got another email from a friend mentioning that Hoagland hardly ever mentions the face on Coast to Coast AM anymore. Why can that be…?