"This color image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows part of the wall of Gale Crater, the location on Mars where the rover landed on Aug. 5, 2012. (White balanced image)
This image of the crater wall is north of the landing site, or behind the rover. Here, a network of valleys believed to have formed by water erosion enters Gale Crater from the outside. This is the first view scientists have had of a fluvial system - one relating to a river or stream — from the surface of Mars. Known and studied since the 1970s beginning with NASA’s Viking missions, such networks date from a period in Martian history when water flowed freely across the surface. The main channel deposit seen here resembles a dirt road ascending into the mountains, which are actually the north wall and rim of Gale Crater.”
I have a teensy-weensy hangover this morning. Let’s put everything in perspective by looking at THE SURFACE OF MARS, shall we? It doesn’t exactly make you feel better, but I think it’s better to have your mind blown by Mars than by last night’s excess of wine, don’t you?