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Mars Hi Res

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posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 02:04 PM
Excellent high Resolution pictures of the Mars surface

posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 02:12 PM
reply to post by big gee

Those are crazily beautiful dude, most excellent find!

Some of them almost look like peering down a microscope at cells!

Just..... wow!

The real question is, why can't we have pictures like this of the moon? These are google earth or better!

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 12:52 AM
reply to post by purehughness

that... is actually a good question. why arn't their lunar images of this quality? you'd think there would seein' that the moon's closer and there isn't any atmosphere on the moon to distort the images

I mean here we have so many wonderful hi-res photos of the martian surface (from satellites and landers mind you). and mean while all photos of the lunar surface doesn't even come close to that kind of quality....

ah well...

great photos btw. love the dunes. ethereal, kinda, almost surreal.

[edit on 11/9/09 by Redajin]

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by Redajin

We are getting images of near this resolution of the Moon. HIRISE, by using a very large telescope, can provide surface resolutions of about .3 meters. The article says "inches per pixel". That's true, sort of. It's about 10 inches. But the image processing used actually results in resolutions of about .5 meters, about the same as LROC.

The main difference is that Mars has an atmosphere which makes its terrain a hell of a lot more interesting than that of the Moon.

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 01:13 AM
mars is so beautiful... why didn't we study about landing on mars 30 years ago?

posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 01:15 AM
Still false color.

Why is that?

Color digital cameras are cheap nowadays.

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