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reply to post by wildespace
Thanks wildespace, i suspected it might be due to exposure time, but was surprised how Earth and its Moon at their extreme distance were so well resolved, yet bright stars were not even faintly imaged.
I'd like to know how long this exposure actually was.
You know what this means don't you?
reply to post by funbox
Thank you funbox...what you've posted is exactly what i had expected to see in the image in this OP.
Lots and lots of lovely stars.
wow , nasas photos don't stand a chance against our ATS analysis , this photo just got ripped a new one
reply to post by MysterX
Anyway, are you saying that there really are no stars when seen from other planets, that earth is unique in having stars to see? Or that the Rover isn't equipped to image stars, but its cameras work best to image their local environment and not the night sky? Or that there is no sky, and we are all living in a large container with holes cut into it? Or...worse of all....Earth is all alone in the universe, literally (except for Mars)!edit on 8-2-2014 by Aleister because: (no reason given)
I guess Earth is visible to Mars as Venus is visible to Earth. After sunset, the only "star" you see is Venus, because its much brighter than other stars, clearly visible in dusk sky.
The stars are not visible because its not dark enough.
I suppose i'm just surprised that we can see the Earth and the Moon as separate points of light, when we cannot see any other points of light in the image.