Earth and the moon as seen from Mars!

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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 07:57 PM
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Fake. No stars.

Kidding. Bitchin' pic.



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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Ha! No bull , I was going to put that on my post but thought better of it!


Nice one!


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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 08:10 PM
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Phage
Fake. No stars.



So I grab the image and turn up the contrast to ridiculous levels to see if any stars come up out of the gloom.
What I find instead is the moon having a very sharp left edge, as if the moon has been cut and pasted from elsewhere, or at the very least, processed seperately.



As the caption says:

This color image required a fair amount of processing to make a nice-looking release.


More than at first glance.
I suspect the earth and moon were indeeed processed seperately, then pasted onto a blank black background into their supposed proper positions.
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 08:12 PM
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Alfa1 Shame on you (S'n-word'ing) NASA would never do anything like that.

Would they?
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 08:16 PM
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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 08:18 PM
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CaptainBeno
Alfa1 Shame on you (S'n-word'ing) NASA would never do anything like that.



As long as they openly admit that it is processed (in order to make a pretty picture), why not?

I suspect the original data is available for anyone who really wants to get it.



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 08:43 PM
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As long as they openly admit that it is processed


Yeah, it's the ones they don't admit to that gets people jumping around.



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 09:17 PM
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The fool says in his heart: "There is no God".



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 11:45 PM
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CaptainBeno
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As long as they openly admit that it is processed


Yeah, it's the ones they don't admit to that gets people jumping around.


Except they always do. Amazing picture.



posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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Phage
Fake. No stars.

Kidding. Bitchin' pic.


Yes fake and you still get stars.


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posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 11:49 PM
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CaptainBeno
WOW!



www.wired.com...



Yep WOW, Considering we can't get photo's of Mars like that from Earth. Amazing. Think about it.
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 12:04 AM
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Here are the sources for the images... I think.

hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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This Pic. was taken by one of the Apollo Missions . A View of Earth from the Moons Surface . Notice the Lack of Stars in the Picture . Were they Filtered out for a Better View , or is the resolution not detailed enough to Show them ?


i297.photobucket.com...
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posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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From the article:

"These clouds are so bright, compared with the Moon, that they are saturated in the HiRISE images. In fact, the RED-filter image was almost completely saturated, the blue-green image had significant saturation, and the brightest clouds were saturated in the IR image. This color image required a fair amount of processing to make a nice-looking release. The Moon image is unsaturated but brightened relative to Earth for this composite."

(Emphasis added)

The Moon reflects a lot less light than the Earth - ~1/3 to 1/5 as much. Note that the Earth is a higher contrast object, with white clouds and blue oceans.

Here is a cool video showing the Moon passing in front of the Earth. The difference is obvious:




posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:37 AM
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Zanti Misfit
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This Pic. was taken by one of the Apollo Missions . A View of Earth from the Moons Surface . Notice the Lack of Stars in the Picture . Were they Filtered out for a Better View , or is the resolution not detailed enough to Show them ?


i297.photobucket.com...
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The camera was more than adequate to take photographs of stars, but the exposure time was not adequate to capture any. Look up at the moon, see how bright it is. Look at the lunar surface in this image, see how dark it is.

That image of Earth is from Apollo 11 and is part of a series capturing Earthrise from lunar orbit:

www.lpi.usra.edu...

It was taken on the 6th orbit at around 04:00 on the 20th of July 1969 - you can see my analysis of one of the photos from that sequence here.

To drag the thread back on topic, it is not the first photo of Earth from Mars - there are more examples:

photography.nationalgeographic.com... phy/enlarge/earth-from-mars-photography.html

www.esa.int...

And this one shows that it is possible to get high resolution images of Mars from Earth:

i.space.com... -2012-slooh.png?1330981263



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 02:32 AM
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13th Zodiac

CaptainBeno
WOW!



www.wired.com...



Yep WOW, Considering we can't get photo's of Mars like that from Earth. Amazing. Think about it.
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Actually we can and do.

This was taken from the Earth and shows Mars with a similar telescope:



More Here: Seeing Mars With A Telescope



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 04:30 AM
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Oops..
edit on 30-12-2013 by iRoyalty because: Help when I get my facts straight :/



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 09:53 AM
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I almost posted something very stupid... Thought I should at least share my ignorance.



posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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AlphaHawk
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Here are the sources for the images... I think.

hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...

Yep. But black text on black background? Strange.


13th Zodiac
Yep WOW, Considering we can't get photo's of Mars like that from Earth. Amazing. Think about it.

We can get photos of Mars like that from Earth, with large professional telescopes. Even amateur astronomers take some nice images of Mars.


Zanti Misfit
This Pic. was taken by one of the Apollo Missions . A View of Earth from the Moons Surface . Notice the Lack of Stars in the Picture . Were they Filtered out for a Better View , or is the resolution not detailed enough to Show them?

Nope, the OP's image is not from the Moon, it's from Mars. The reason you can't see stars is that stars are very faint, so any sunlit object (like Earth and Moon, or the lunar surface in Apollo images) is too bright for the camera to capture stars in the same image.





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