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amazin shot of earth and jupiter

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posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:27 PM
sup guys...this is pretty amazin shot from mars....

here is the source

***new source....thanks phage

[edit on 15-10-2009 by whitemotel]

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:35 PM
Wow that is amazing, much thanks.


posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:36 PM
Actually, this is the source.

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:56 PM
I think I can see my house.

Seriously though, great pic, thanks.

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 08:58 PM
From Mars means from the rovers?

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:03 PM

Originally posted by they see ALL
From Mars means from the rovers?

i updated with new source, thanks to phage.....below is a snippet

What does Earth look like when viewed from Mars? At 13:00 GMT on 8 May 2003, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) had an opportunity to find out. In addition, a fortuitous alignment of Earth and Jupiter---the first planetary conjunction viewed from another planet---permitted the MOC to acquire an image of both of these bodies and their larger satellites. At the time, Mars and the orbiting camera were 139 million kilometers (86 million miles) from Earth and almost 1 billion kilometers (nearly 600 million miles) from Jupiter. The orbit diagram, above, shows the geometry at the time the images were obtained.

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:04 PM
Thanks, whitemotel. Great picture!

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:08 PM
Hell yeah! This is what I'm talking about!

Thanks Whitemotel and thanks Phage!

I've been looking for a pic like this. Awesome.

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:21 PM
Fantastic picture. Thanks guys.

Amazing! It really does a good job of illustrating the size difference of Earth and Jupiter... especially when you consider the diagram of the planets on the link Phage posted.

Fantastic photograph!

I'll definately be saving this one.

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:31 PM
I can't believe nobody has asked or mentioned that the light source on the Earth appears to be coming from the far right side of the picture, while the entirety of Jupiter is lit and appears as if it is lit from the same perspective as the camera on Mars.

What am I missing here?

Why would the Earth clearly show a black half (night) while Jupiter seems to be showing only the daylight side?

Nevermind, Phage's link cleared it up for me. Thanks.

[edit on 15-10-2009 by BaronVonGodzilla]

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:36 PM
Wow, absolutely stunning image!!!!

So detailed you can even see the some of the moons of Jupiter and our moon to.

S & F

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:57 PM
These have to be zoomed right? I mean no way would the two planets look that large with the naked eye from Mars.

And would it not make the scale of their position relative to each other rather off?

[edit on 15-10-2009 by Ahabstar]

posted on Oct, 15 2009 @ 09:59 PM
reply to post by BaronVonGodzilla

No worries ... Jupiter will likely burst in flames the next time it goes behind the sun.

Then shadows will become irrelevant... Except, of course, for the shadow that we'll cast at midnight from our new sun... Jupiter.

Or will we still have just SOL ?

[edit on 10·15·09 by DrMattMaddix]

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