I Really Want to Hike Across This Landscape (But it's on Mars)

By Jamie Condliffe on at

This aerial view shows all kinds of exposed geological features that are waiting to be explored: long rugged ridges, plunging great craters and even the occasional wide flat plain. Sadly, it's at least 34 million miles away.

The image shows a section of Mars captured in image by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Can we go, please? Can we can we can we can we? [NASA]