posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Hamilton
Nightshots such as these would be valuable for astronomers trying to figure out the physics of light and gravity, the size of the
Universe and so on....
No they wouldn't
And I would love to her your explanation for this one. Row, row, row your boat.....
marius, as you have said on many times you have basically no understanding of physics or any science whatsoever. Why continue to challenge things of
which you have no comprehension?
There is nothing that could be observed from the Martian surface that would assist in 'finding out the physics of light and gravity' or
size of the universe'. Thats just ignorance talking. Firstly, the stars as viewed from mars would be no different to those viewed from Earth at
different points in its orbit. Secondly, should there ever be a need to have a Martian view on the solar system, the orbiters are in a much better
position to do so, with higher powered cameras also. As pointed out MGS has
taken shots of Earth and Jupiter.
Also, as pointed out, Earth would be on the other side of the planet during the Martian night. Any other shots of the sky even if possible would be
indistinguishable from a shot taken on Earth. Especially with the dinky little PanCam.
Also I reiterate, you know even a light mist on Earth is enough to make it impossible to see the stars.