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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend Maj William W. 'Bill' Price for posting the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for Sunday, July 4, 2021 entitled "The Face on Mars."

Happy Independence Day 2021.

I expect the 'man in the moon' might be envious of this upstart 'Face on Mars' :-)
It is nice-to-know the writers at APOD have sense of humor

Image: The Face on Mars - Image Credit NASA, Viking 1 Orbiter

1. David Bowie rhetorically asks Is there life on Mars ?
2. Per Elton John in Rocket man 'Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact it's cold as hell"

APOD background
"Explanation: Wouldn't it be fun if clouds were castles? Wouldn't it be fun if the laundry on the bedroom chair was a superhero? Wouldn't it be fun if rock mesas on Mars were interplanetary monuments to the human face? Clouds, though, are floating droplets of water and ice. Laundry is cotton, wool, or plastic, woven into garments. Famous Martian rock mesas known by names like the Face on Mars appear quite natural when seen more clearly on better images. Is reality boring? Nobody knows why some clouds make rain. Nobody knows if life ever developed on Mars. Nobody knows why the laundry on the bedroom chair smells like root beer. Scientific exploration can not only resolve mysteries, but uncover new knowledge, greater mysteries, and yet deeper questions. As humanity explores our universe, perhaps fun -- through discovery -- is just beginning."

David Bowie – Life On Mars?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWrQqFrxPAo

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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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I remember seeing this picture in the newspaper and wondering what odd trick of light created it
Good morning and Happy Independence Day Maj William W. 'Bill' Price
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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I'll second that!
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SMSgt Mark Venzeio
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plenty of unknows
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