Rovers, Awake

The Mars Rovers are back in contact with Earth after a two week comm blackout caused by Mars passing behind the sun. With lots of power and some extended funding from NASA, it looks like we’ll be getting much more science — and cool photos — from Mars for a while longer. For me, that means more photos to wiggle.

JPL has put out two graphics mapping the rovers’ routes through orbital imagery: Spirit and Opportunity. I’m wondering how long it’ll be before some woowoo starts raving about the New Face in the upper right corner of the Spirit travel map:

A New Face on Mars So who do you think that looks like?

Update: Hey, I know who that new Mars face looks like!

The New Mars Face looks like John Kerry!

I also posted this to the Bad Astronomy Message Board.