posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 08:20 AM
Nasa has recently posted a rare image transmitted from MSL Curiosity rover of our Earth and moon, as seen from the surface of Mars, now around 99
Million miles away.
Earth and Lunar appear as two tiny points of light, shown against the dark sky at Martian dusk.
Here's a link to the image;
NASA Curiosity Image of Earth from Mars
Spectacular that the very distant Earth and Moon can even be seen and imaged at so far away, but even more amazing is that NO OTHER points of light
are to be seen against the dark Martian sky!
We can see and image the teeny, tiny Earth and Moon...but not the millions of stars that should be lighting up the image like a Christmas tree against
the dark Martian sky. NASA says the image was processed to 'remove cosmic rays'....it says nothing about removing millions of stars.
With the Moon images, the lack of stars was said to be due to the high albedo of the Lunar surface and the amount of Sunlight being reflected from it
basically drowned out the starlight from the shots...this isn't the case with this Curiosity shot..there's no light pollution, no Sunlight being
reflected from a bright surface, and it's dark...even from Earth at dusk, WITH our street lights and myriad other light sources causing light
pollution, we can all see hundreds of thousands of stars and can image them too.
So why not on Mars?
We can image the feeble light reflected from the Earth and even fainter light from the Moon from 160 Million Km away...but not the millions of stars?