Saturday, 8 September 2018

Mars Alarm

The red-orange surface of Mars, with darker blotches and white icecaps, is captured here by a telescopic camera. The Press and Journal reports how yacht crews and an island resident mistook it for a flare and as a result the Oban and Stornoway lifeboats were alerted for a prospective vessel in distress in The Minch.

Scottish Islands Explorer - no mistaking its cover and contents
Digital Edition: electronic warning devices could at least pinpoint accurately

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