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Images of mars from earth orbit?

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posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:51 AM
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Has anyone found any Hi rez images of mars from earths orbit.

Here is an image from mars to earth.

www.boingboing.net...

Just would like to look at a comparison photo.




posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:58 AM
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Gives a nice perspective of the moon's distance from earth. It would typically appear closer than it truly is!

Nice pic for sure!!



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:59 AM
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wow, didnt realize the moon was that far away from us :S. earth looks prety big compared to how mars looks from here, i know mars is smaller but still...



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 07:59 AM
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wow, didnt realize the moon was that far away from us :S. earth looks prety big compared to how mars looks from here, i know mars is smaller but still...



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 09:56 AM
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Hubble's Close Encounter with Mars -- August 26, 2003


Hubble's Close Encounter with Mars -- August 27, 2003


Pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope during its closest approach on 2003: they have to be the clearest pictures ever taken of Mars from Earth orbit for a long time.

Credit:
NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), J. Bell (Cornell University), and M. Wolff (Space Science Institute, Boulder)


Hubble Makes Best Mars Globe Photos Ever


NASA released a pair of highly anticipated Mars portraits from the Hubble Space Telescope today as the observatory's operators took advantage of a proximity to the red planet not equaled in 59,619 years.

The first color photograph, released early in the morning, includes Mars' Hellas Basin, a huge impact crater, and the southern polar ice cap is unmistakable.

The second image shows Mars' version of the Grand Canyon, called Valles Marineris, a vast system of gorges and side canyons that stretches across 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers) of the Martian surface. Drop Valles Marineris on the United States and would reach nearly coast to coast.

They are the most detailed full-globe shots of Mars ever obtained from Earth's vicinity.


These images are likely to be the ones that appear in astronomy textbooks for the next decade to century because they are the best resolution we can get from Earth for a long time,
said Cornell University astronomer Jim Bell.
Not until 2287 will the two worlds be so close again.

www.space.com...

More photos of Mars - Hubble Site


[edit on 9/6/2008 by internos]



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 10:31 AM
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Nice picture, but it was taken as MRO was departing earth, not all the way from Mars.



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 10:51 AM
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Originally posted by darkbluesky
Nice picture, but it was taken as MRO was departing earth, not all the way from Mars.


Hi, darkbluesky

The photo has been taken from Mars orbit.

Earth and Moon as Seen from Mars
HIrise PSP_005558_9040

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona




The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera would make a great backyard telescope for viewing Mars, and we can also use it at Mars to view other planets. This is an image of Earth and the moon, acquired on October 3, 2007, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

At the time the image was taken, Earth was 142 million kilometers (88 million miles) from Mars, giving the HiRISE image a scale of 142 kilometers (88 miles) per pixel, an Earth diameter of about 90 pixels and a moon diameter of 24 pixels. The phase angle is 98 degrees, which means that less than half of the disk of the Earth and the disk of the moon have direct illumination. We could image Earth and moon at full disk illumination only when they are on the opposite side of the sun from Mars, but then the range would be much greater and the image would show less detail.


hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...

MRO reached Mars orbit on March 10, 2006, so the photo has been taken from Mars orbit.


[edit on 9/6/2008 by internos]



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 04:38 PM
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Astounding! Never would have believed it. Thanks for the information.



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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very cool photo! Although that picture doesn't give any indication of the distance between the earth and the moon. The perspective in the photo could be side on to the moons orbital path, in which case, the same view would allow the moon to be directly in front of the Earth. Which means that in this photo the moon might not appear be at it's furthest point from the Earth giving the illusion that the moon is closer to earth than it actually is.



posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 08:23 PM
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Here's the older view from Mars Global Surveyor in 2003 for comparison -


www.msss.com...

And look here for some more interesting views like

a view of Earth and Jupiter from Mars .

Malin Space Science Systems



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by tylerc25211
wow, didnt realize the moon was that far away from us :S. earth looks prety big compared to how mars looks from here, i know mars is smaller but still...


Actually, the Moon is even further away than it appears in that photo. The Moon may be in between the Earth and Mars in that photo, as described by IntergalacticHippy in this post:


Originally posted by IntergalacticHippy
very cool photo! Although that picture doesn't give any indication of the distance between the earth and the moon. The perspective in the photo could be side on to the moons orbital path, in which case, the same view would allow the moon to be directly in front of the Earth. Which means that in this photo the moon might not appear be at it's furthest point from the Earth giving the illusion that the moon is closer to earth than it actually is.


The Earth is 8000 miles in diameter, and the distance between the Earth and Moon in that photo appears to be about 8 Earths, or 65,000 +/- miles. However, as we know that the moon is really 240,000 miles from the Earth -- which would be about 3 or 4 times further than it appears in that image, or about 30 Earth diamters away.

So I'd say IntergalacticHippy got it right by saying that the Moon is more "in front of" the Earth, or slightly between the Earth and the Mars MRO camera.


[edit on 6/11/2008 by Soylent Green Is People]



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