The image above is of a field of crescent-shaped dunes in the northern polar region of Mars. Each dune is about 100 metres across. The image was captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, released in July 2012.
As suggested by Jonathan Jones in the Guardian, it is science, not art, ‘that now provides the most beautiful and provocative images of our world – not to mention other worlds’.
I guess you could argue that science and art aren’t mutually exclusive (that science is now art). Hmm, what do you think?