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Mars Reconaissance Orbiter views Jupiter?

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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:57 PM
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Pretty cool actually.
You think of most planetary orbiters concentrating on the matter at hand.
In this case, Mars.
These kinds of things have been done before, but usually we were rewarded with a "token" shot of Earth, from millions of miles away. The Pale Blue dot.


But it's nice that we have such a powerful telescope out of Earth's orbit.
There is actually some science to be gained from these kinds of images.

Here is Jupiter, from Mars.



Here is a wide shot, including some of the bigger Gallilean Moons
Wide shot Browse version




posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 08:18 PM
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Was gonna ask if there are comparable pics of Earth, from Mars, but figured I'd just go look.

Earth from Mars

Before thinking about it , I thought the photo would've been clearer.
Maybe I have Voyager syndrome.

Very interesting , Space'

Thanks.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 08:42 PM
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As long as we're on the subject...

Mars Odyssey spacecraft

taken from Mars Global Surveyor.

Dang it, space' - you got me all sidetracked.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 08:47 PM
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I've seen that one before.
Pretty cool..At least you know the other craft is STILL in orbit..

Hey this thread is ALL ABOUT getting sidetracked..If you think about it.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Hey this thread is ALL ABOUT getting sidetracked..If you think about it.

funny

BTW, haven't found any of Venus...


apc

posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 10:06 PM
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I've often wondered just what Jupiter would look like from a naked eye perspective on the surface of Mars.

Would you actually be able to discern anything or would it still just appear to be a very bright light?



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by apc
I've often wondered just what Jupiter would look like from a naked eye perspective on the surface of Mars.

Would you actually be able to discern anything or would it still just appear to be a very bright light?

it would just be a brighter yet star IMO. isn't jupiter twice the distance from the sun that mars is, and saturn twice the distance as jupiter? sure, we're closer, but we're still many millions of miles away
of course, bringing a telescope to mars would probably be amazing as the thinner atmosphere and closer proximity would make it one of the best places in the solar system to view jupiter.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 10:36 PM
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I had to think about this.
Maybe, with perfect eyesight, and the nice clarity that Chocotaco mentioned.
There is a chance that you might spot the bigger moons of Jupiter from Mars.
They would still appear as specks..next to a big speck..but maybe, if all the alignments, and atmospheric conditions were just right.

On Earth, it only takes a decent set of binoculars, and a steady hand to see the moons.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 03:31 AM
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EDIT: I stand corrected. The MRO spacecraft must have one very impressive telescopic camera to be able to take such a detailed photograph of Jupiter from Mars orbit. That is really quite astonishing.




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