posted on Apr, 16 2013 @ 01:41 PM
Originally posted by PINGi14
It'd be interesting to see if these formations can be found in orbital imagery of Mars surface.
Apologies, I didn't really get back to that in my previous post!
Unfortunately, these rounded surface details are much to small. In both cases, we're talking about approximately 2-3 meters of maximum length. And on
top of that they are not directly facing upward. With MRO's resolution of 70 to 80cm/pixel there wouldn't be much to recognize from the HiRISE orbital
And that's why we need a system called MArs Geoscience Imaging at Centimeter-Scale (MAGIC)
. With that, we would be able to spot a lot more
things from orbit. Here goes a simulated illustration of what it would look like seen from Earth orbit:
And here's the PDF
explaining the more technical imaging aspects of MAGIC.
I'd say that would definitely be a gamechanger!
edit on 16-4-2013 by jeep3r because: text
edit on 16-4-2013 by jeep3r