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Big Picture: Mars rover late in the day

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:53 PM

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More than eight years into its mission, Nasa's Opportunity rover still gets stunning views of Mars. This three-wavelength, false-colour image captures the rover's own shadow in light from the end of its 2,888th Martian day. In the foreground is the western rim of the vast Endeavour crater, where Opportunity passed the Martian winter.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-18181200

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:04 PM

This image can be seen HERE in the Unexplained-Mysteries image gallery.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Awesome !

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:55 PM

Fantastic stuff.

Let's hope that Curiosity has the same excellent track record as its little cousins.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:51 AM

Had a look around couldnt see this posted on forum yet
check out these photos they are so clear, and dont look that much different to parts of earth

source:   http://www.dailymail...an-surface.html









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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

those pics do it no justice - download the full image in clear detail here

http://marsrover.nas...ight_L257-F.tif

genuinely looks like a beach on earth with the tide in the background


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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

I know it's only the shadow of the rover, but look at the shadow top right. It looks like the shadow of a martian standing behind the rover and waving.
Hang on,,,,,,,,,,,maybe............ :w00t:


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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:34 PM

View PostEnglishgent, on 25 May 2012 - 11:27 AM, said:

I know it's only the shadow of the rover, but look at the shadow top right. It looks like the shadow of a martian standing behind the rover and waving.
Hang on,,,,,,,,,,,maybe............ :w00t:

Marvin the Martian?

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

Breathtaking!!


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:37 PM

View Postbettybiggles, on 25 May 2012 - 10:51 AM, said:

Had a look around couldnt see this posted on forum yet
check out these photos they are so clear, and dont look that much different to parts of earth

source:   http://www.dailymail...an-surface.html







  First Picture,isnt that a capital letter "E" just the right of middle of pic ?

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 28 May 2012 - 07:32 PM.
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