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Is There Any Links to Normal Video On Mars?

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posted on May, 18 2008 @ 05:09 AM
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Does anyone know if theres any goog footage of mars from a lander or rover?

Ive seen footage of dust devils but this was more like several fotos taken and played fast to see motion.

I know that sending the video footage from mars to earth takes up alot of power that they can use to do other things, but i would of thought that video would of been the simpleast yet most breath taking view.

Just as if it was someone with a sony handy cam on mars doing sum recording and showing us.

It only has to relay the signal to the orbiter, the satalite could do the sending to earth.

If there isnt any footage, i hope this new lander in 7 days sucseeds its trip, and does just as ive said.



A camera on the end of a roboti arm doing a full 360. C`mon nasa not too much to ask


[edit on 18-5-2008 by MarktheSkepticUK]

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posted on May, 18 2008 @ 06:22 AM
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You appear to have posted in the wrong forum category.

I would suggest Space Exploration would be more suitable perhaps.



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 09:38 AM
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As far as I know, there hasn't been any video camera on Mars, all the videos are really several photos put together to create the same effect as a video, but they are what they look like, a series of photos.

PS: you should not use capital letters to write the thread title.



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by MarktheSkepticUK
If there isnt any footage, i hope this new lander in 7 days sucseeds its trip, and does just as ive said.

A camera on the end of a roboti arm doing a full 360. C`mon nasa not too much to ask


There is no video camera on the Phoenix Lander (set to land next Sunday, May 25th)

There is really nothing scientific that a video camera could capture that a High-Resolution still camera could not. Video cameras bytheir nature are not usually as high-resolution as a still image camera. A series of still camera shots can capture a 360 degree panorama, and I'm sure NASA will do so, just like they have in the past with all of their other landers and rovers.

Every ounce and every gram of payload is precious for a Mars probe, and I would rather have them save the weight that a video camera would take for another scientific instrument that could help solve the "is there/was there life on Mars" question. If they sent up a video camera, they would have to leave out another scientific instrument.

[edit on 5/18/2008 by Soylent Green Is People]



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 05:37 PM
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I'm absolutely SURE there is but it is all probably in control of NASA or the government. God, they are annoying, they keep everything secret



posted on May, 19 2008 @ 07:46 PM
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Video IS photo. Just lower resolution.

Standard 32-ish frames a second in video. A frame = Photo. Thus, all video footage is photography. =p

As for why isn't or is there any... no, they have had no need to send a video camera to Mars. Likely will not for a long time...

-Multimedia Specialist



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 08:08 AM
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www.space.com...

This is the closest you will get, its basically them getting sat images of the surface and putting it into a 3d model.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
There is no video camera on the Phoenix Lander (set to land next Sunday, May 25th)

There is really nothing scientific that a video camera could capture that a High-Resolution still camera could not. Video cameras bytheir nature are not usually as high-resolution as a still image camera. A series of still camera shots can capture a 360 degree panorama, and I'm sure NASA will do so, just like they have in the past with all of their other landers and rovers.

Every ounce and every gram of payload is precious for a Mars probe, and I would rather have them save the weight that a video camera would take for another scientific instrument that could help solve the "is there/was there life on Mars" question. If they sent up a video camera, they would have to leave out another scientific instrument.

[edit on 5/18/2008 by Soylent Green Is People]


I dont think so m8. They have cameras on it already, im sure it wouldnt be hard with there technology for one of the cameres to record live footage aswell as take fotos written into the software. I didnt nesseceraly mean have a camcorder attached to it taking up space haha

Scientific or not, the view would be historical and put things in to better perspective than a high detail photo.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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The problem is the amount of data versus its value.

Although we like to see moving images (because they are more lifelike) the moving images do not add much more to the data of a static image, and have the problem of the amount of data.

That is easily seen when you think that a high quality movie with 1.5 hours needs a DVD to hold all the data, while the amount of data they are expecting to gather with the Phoenix mission is only around 493 MB. One of the reasons is that they can only transmit at best 150 Megabits per Sol, so they the mission is prepared to transmit only 50 Megabits per Sol.

The above information is available on the Archive Generation, Validation and Transfer Plan.



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