Zheng Chunhui, a famous Chinese wood carver spent 4 years engineering this master piece from a single tree. Based on a famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Quingming Festival” the carving echoes the daily life of the 12th century Chinese local. The level of detail is stunning!
thelxiepeia: Clouds on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 23rd October 2010.
37 to 45°S, 207 to 210°E on the Terra Sirenum. The crater at bottom center is Hipparchus, 95 km across. The terrain seen here slopes up from north to south - a change in elevation of about 5,000 m - which may be what constrains the thicker clouds. There appears to be a strong wind at top left; this may be blowing downslope from highlands out-of-frame left.
Animation of 5 monochrome images, colourized with 3 visible light images. Colour balance adjusted to remove much of a very strong yellow cast to the composite image.
Image credit: ESA. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.