Sunday, August 15, 2010

Arid Lands

The NYT has an article and video clip promo for photographer Murray Fredericks' trekking about on Australia's Lake Eyre:
The Lake Eyre basin stretches across 750,000 square miles of inland Australia, draining nearly a quarter of the continent’s land mass. During the rare rainy season, Lake Eyre fills with water; the rest of the time, its lake bed forms a vast salt flat the size of Holland.
Fredricks has an online gallery here; the photos are quite lovely.
And continuing to promote astronomy with excellent geology, APOD today shows hills eroded from layered deposits on Mars

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