The Road of Rest by Shingo Takei
Northern stars shine above Japanese Alps (the northern range). The photographer has made this image in a moonlit night from Mount Norikura in Gifu Prefecture, Central Japan.
A 2011 frost avalanche kicks up dust on Mars in a picture released this week by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera team.
Frost avalanches usually occur at the onset of the Martian spring, when layers of carbon dioxide frost warm, causing ice and dust to cascade off of cliffs.
"While HiRISE has captured other frost avalanches before, they never cease to amaze, since it demonstrates that there are indeed active processes on the red planet," according to the HiRISE website.
Aiguille du Midi viewing area (part of the Mont Blanc range), Chamonix, France. Follow me on my new Facebook page for a chance to win a free print as a thanks for your support :)