With Love from Universe Today

Article written: 14 Feb , 2012
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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Here’s an image from the Mars Global Surveyor that looks like a box of chocolates, with different shaped landforms, including a heart-shaped one. We’d like to take this opportunity on Valentine’s Day to express our love and appreciation to our readers, for allowing us to share the latest in space and astronomy news with you. And it’s true, you never know what you’re going to get; what news story is going to break or what amazing images we’ll share. But our heartfelt thanks for your readership, your comments, and for your regular visits to our website.

You can see the full image MGS Mars image here — which also includes some other heart-shaped craters and other unique landforms — and below is a rose-shaped pair of interacting galaxies, just for you.


A pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC 1813. This image is a composite of Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 data taken on December 17, 2010, with three separate filters that allow a broad range of wavelengths covering the ultraviolet, blue, and red portions of the spectrum. Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)



4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says

    Malin Space Science Systems has some really good heart shaped craters of Mars from an earlier Valentines day http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2004/02/14/

  2. Anonymous says

    lol…

  3. Lloyd Croad says

    That MSG Mars image doesn’t look like craters to me. They look to me more like volcanic fumaroles, or gas coming out of a non-newtonian fluid. I’m still pretty romantic though.

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