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Beautiful Mars

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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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In February, 2007, the Rosetta spacecraft passed Mars en route to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenk. 2 pictures from the main camera has been released, until now ...

Rosetta and Mars




posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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The one with Phobos and it's shadow is really awsome. Helps to give perspective.


S&F

-saige-



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Those are some nice pics


My favorite was the one that showed Mars, Phobos and it's shadow, and the craters.

All the other ones were nice too though.

ETA:

LOL Saige, we both liked the same picture.
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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:48 PM
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why has it took so long shurly cant take that long to edit out signs of life,
and is that ice on them poles?



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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It's scary isn't it.


-saige-



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 05:56 PM
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Very cool


But the first picture, the one thing that struck me are the clouds visible on Mars.


Or am I nuts?




Star for the beauty and flag for the interest



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:00 PM
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Look at this neat round rock sticking out of the surface



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Mars I see on the "official" pictures I used to see, it didn't have clouds visible.

Quite daring for NASA standards.



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by sevensheeps
Very cool


But the first picture, the one thing that struck me are the clouds visible on Mars.


Or am I nuts?


Its likely sandstorms from the polar area sublimation creating the surface havoc. I think more visible in the second picture.

Now wait a minute, I thought NASA doctored Mars to look pinkish butterscotch, so the ESA is in on this too!!??



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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That explains a lot,


I didn't see that it was from ESA but they all like Photoshop (=

Anyways, in my eyes it looks like clouds.
cl.ly...


And they left a little atmosphere behind (= Sloppy
cl.ly...



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posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:26 PM
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1. Might I mention that these are lovely pictures.
2. Might I also mention that obviously these are not the direct data from the spacecraft, but clearly cropped, resampled and assembled in such a way as to present the data to the public in a pleasing way.
3. Might I also add that this is somebody's blog, not NASA.

You wouldnt think I'd have to mention those clearly plain facts, but moronic lunatics have accused Emily Lakdawalla of a "NASA photoshop coverup" in the past.
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by sevensheeps
That explains a lot,


I didn't see that it was from ESA but they all like Photoshop (=

Anyways, in my eyes it looks like clouds.
cl.ly...


And they left a little atmosphere behind (= Sloppy
cl.ly...



edit on 24/1/12 by sevensheeps because: update


Yes Mars has an atmosphere, it's about 1% of our atmosphere. You have to consider the kind of distance you are viewing, and also consider the bright coma and tails so visible from comets are sparser than the best earth made laboratory vacuums we can create. Its not like you can grow anything there, visible sublimation on our atmospheric void the moon is more visible than that.



posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:57 AM
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Deny Ignorance goes both ways.

NASA, ESA, and the community as a whole has known and spoken about the Martian atmosphere on numerous occasions. Including ground photos of high clouds. Its no secret. No photoshop fakery here.

It is still to thin to survive on however.



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