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Probe takes detailed pictures of crater-covered asteroid

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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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Probe takes detailed pictures of
crater-covered asteroid




A European space probe headed toward its next target Sunday
after sending back detailed images of an asteroid that scientists hope will
increase understanding of how the solar system evolved.

Pictures of the asteroid Lutetia from the Rosetta probe's deep space fly-by
Saturday are some of the most detailed ever taken, the European Space
Agency said.

The images, taken while the probe raced by at 15 kilometers (9 miles) per
second, show a deeply pockmarked, irregular rock -- possibly left over from
the birth of the solar system.


www.cnn.com...




posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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I searched and could not find another thread like this.
So please forgive if it is repost.

If it is in the wrong forum, mods please move.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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That looks like a piece of cheese.

That is something for the probe to zoom by so quick and get that good an image. I will check back and see if you find out more.
thanks.....
Now I need to go and make a grilled cheese sanwich!



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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reply to post by boondock-saint
 

"Left over from the birth of the Solar System," wow, I never thought about the notion of space archeology before, talk about history mysteries. I'd love to see more space objects studied, either here or out there.
Very cool
Peace



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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here is a close-up zoomed in segment of the asteroid.
Look at the size of that crater to the bottom right.
That crater appears to be about 10 miles wide if
the entire asteroid is 130 kilometers in length.

lol, if I didn't know better I'd swear it's surface
was the moon. They look almost exactly alike to me.


[edit on 11-7-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:10 PM
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One of these days we may find something like this and then we will know the truth.




posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:35 PM
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reply to post by fixer1967
 

dang-it fixer
u stole my idea
i was thinkin that
very same thing
earlier but u beat me
to it


I'm just waiting for somebody
to post some pics of this asteroid
and claim some moon base is on it
or some statue of an ape or some
[snip] like that. hahahaha



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:39 PM
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hey I just noticed something.
why is there no stars in the background
of this photo ???

It came directly from the CNN story !!!!



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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The link below will take you to a image of the asteroid Eros. It has been discussed on ATS. Some of us believe that the "boulder," NASA claims, is actually an artificial structure, perhaps a mining machine. As with their somewhat cousins, comets, asteroids are a bit more mysterious than we are led to believe.

near.jhuapl.edu...

[edit on 11-7-2010 by Aliensun]



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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Nice! I was reading an article saying that this fly by was coming up and was looking forward to seeing pictures, then it totally slipped my mind so thank you for sharing! S & F for you. Are there more pictures of it? I suppose I could look myself but I am too lazy


jra

posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 01:24 AM
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Here are more images on the ESA website. Rosetta Lutetia flyby


Originally posted by boondock-saint
hey I just noticed something.
why is there no stars in the background
of this photo ???


Because star light is too faint. I'm not sure what the exposure settings were for Rosetta's camera, but generally you need a long exposure to get stars to appear in an image.



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 01:24 AM
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great picture... it is allways a plesure to see pictures of things from outer space



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
hey I just noticed something.
why is there no stars in the background
of this photo ???

It came directly from the CNN story !!!!


Because its a rock they found in the back yard, and dropped onto some black velvet and snapped a pic.

"That'll fk 'em." They laughed.



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
hey I just noticed something.
why is there no stars in the background
of this photo ???

JRA already pretty much covered this; in order to expose the asteroid correctly at that range you must use a fast exposure. A fast exposure means you'll miss seeing any stars. The navigation cameras, on the other hand, need to see the stars to keep the spacecraft oriented, so they use longer exposures that do reveal the stars:
s233.photobucket.com...
Fast exposures are always needed whenever there is a bright daylit object filling the frame, whether it's an asteroid, the moon's surface, or a space station. Thus you won't see stars in those kinds of pictures.

[edit on 12-7-2010 by ngchunter]



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 09:36 AM
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astroids must get awfully lonely from time to time. kinda sad..



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 09:41 AM
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You have a very valid point man... if it was a picture of a ufo everybody would right it of as a hoax... goverment hoax?



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by AlphaANDOmega
reply to post by boondock-saint
 


You have a very valid point man... if it was a picture of a ufo everybody would right it of as a hoax... goverment hoax?

What makes you think it's a valid point? Because there aren't any stars? If that's the case, then isn't this a hoax?
www.dlr.de...
And how about this? There's Saturn, but where are the stars?
farm5.static.flickr.com...



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 11:47 AM
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meh.. maybe im wrong.. who knows.. looks like a giant rock of kitty litter.

[edit on 07/11/2010 by AlphaANDOmega]



posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 12:58 PM
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You lucky man... I was just doing up a thread and figured I better check... errrr. Good job. here is somethings/pic I found. So, is this one hollow?

[Talking about Phobos]: Until we land something on that thing and a human climbs down into it-then reports back w/ VIDEO. Then I will believe it 100%. I have read a lot about this topic and I have to tell you that the arguements on each side are strong but the most likely thing is that it is a rock-nothing else-a ROCK.

Russia media just released this phots (and story) about another object that they have been watching. Notice the lines and strafing etc. Very similar to Phobos. I conclude that those markings can be made naturally. It works for me.

Rosetta spacecraft approaches Lutetia asteroid


Rosetta spacecraft has approached asteroid 21 Lutetia, capturing it with its camera. The images show that Lutetia is quite irregular in shape, its surface scarred by numerous wide impact craters and even some intriguing grooves.

Lutetia is seemed to be an ancient celestial object and a contemporary of the Solar system, an official with the European Space Agency said. The asteroid has always been in focus of astronomers attention since it was discovered but telescopes were unable to provide enough data on the object. It will take several weeks to process the data received by the Rosetta spacecraft on the asteroid.

Source: english.ruvr.ru...


Google picture


Final sequence of images before closest approach (CA-8, CA-4:40, CA-2, CA-1:50)
Approach images of Asteroid Lutetia. The first image was taken at 06:18 (about 9.5 hours before closest approach, 510000 kms from the asteroid), the last one at 14:15 (about 1.5 hours before closest approach, 81000 km from the asteroid.). The resolution changes from 9.6 km/px to 1.5 km/px.

Zoom into detail with grooves and craters.


Zoom in on a possible landslide and boulders at the highest resolution
Last 3 pictures:
ESA 2010 MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/RSSD/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
from here: www.google.com...://frontierchannel.com

Here is a pic of another asteroid it snapped one of in 2008: Asteroid Steins



Pretty cool stuff!



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posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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I think its funny because if you were to examine a piece of sand at high enough power it too would also be "littered" with craters



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