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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 02:03 | Message # 1
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Post here news and photos and all other items related to Mars and its moons.
Posts related to the Mars Science Laboratory mission (Curiosity) go here



Phobos transits the sun (MER-B "Opportunity")


Phobos transits the face of Mars (Phobos 2)


Panorama of Mars from Phobos 2


Phobos and Mars (Phobos 2)


Phobos and Mars (Phobos 2)


Phobos' shadow on Mars (Mars Global Surveyor)


Clouds on Mars (MER-B "Opportunity")


Avalanche dust cloud


Animation of clouds (Phoenix)


Mars in front of the Milky Way (Rosetta)


Mars from Rosetta (Philae)


Mars from Rosetta (Gale Crater near center)





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:36
 
OrbitalResonanceDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 03:52 | Message # 2
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Oh man, thank you for the rosetta pic




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SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 12:10 | Message # 3
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Wow! I never see photos with martian limb and atmosphere from that close-in! I should've seen them before, when I adjusted martian atmosphere model in SE... And Phobos in front of Mars is impressive! I wounder why such photos were never captured before, or I've just missed them?




 
OrbitalResonanceDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 17:02 | Message # 4
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Will curiosity take pictures of Earth in the sky?




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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 17:16 | Message # 5
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And Phobos in front of Mars is impressive! I wounder why such photos were never captured before, or I've just missed them?

The USSR was never as prolific with releasing images to the public as the USA and Europe were (those were from the фобос-2 mission). Here is a collection of some good processed images from that mission: http://www.strykfoto.org/phobos2.htm

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I never see photos with martian limb and atmosphere from that close-in!

Did you not see this pic that Solaris posted?


I think it is made from the same images as this very famous image (which I would have thought you would have seen as well):


Both are from Viking





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SpaceEngineerDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:18 | Message # 6
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Amazing... Bruneton's atmosphere model can't be used for Mars...
The last one I've seen, but I thought that was an art work...





 
HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:26 | Message # 7
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The last one I've seen, but I thought that was an art work...

I'm not sure about it, you're probably right though, it probably is a rendering of some kind, but it certainly looks like it stays true to real data. In any case, I like it smile

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Bruneton's atmosphere model can't be used for Mars...

Agreed. I was never satisfied with the current Mars model. I was going to attempt to tweak it to make it look a little better, but recently SE doesn't like me messing with atmo models...

EDIT: Is that last sunrise gif animating for anyone else? Because it stopped animating for me and I can't seem to fix it





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:28
 
Antza2Date: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:37 | Message # 8
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EDIT: Is that last sunrise gif animating for anyone else? Because it stopped animating for me and I can't seem to fix it

It works. Gifs stop randomly for me too.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:41 | Message # 9
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More of Mars from Rosetta:


Can you spot Phobos? wink


Give up? Here's the annotations:


Phobos disappearing behind the Martian limb:


Crescent Phobos:





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:43
 
Antza2Date: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:48 | Message # 10
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All this stuff about Phobos.
What about Deimos?





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 18:53 | Message # 11
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What about Deimos?

Deimos is very much smaller and farther from Mars, and also just less interesting in almost every way. Therefore, fewer pictures are taken of it. But it is featured in a few of the images I've posted thus far.





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Antza2Date: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 19:04 | Message # 12
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Deimos is very much smaller and farther from Mars, and also just less interesting in almost every way.

Yeah. It's still interesting though, in my opinion.

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But it is featured in a few of the images I've posted thus far.

I saw those.

No matter. Everything about Mars is cool. cool





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 20:04 | Message # 13
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If I live long enough I would like to go there some day sad




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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 20:44 | Message # 14
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Just for you, Antza2, here are some of the best views of Deimos ever captured:




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If I live long enough I would like to go there some day

Me too





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Antza2Date: Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 21:01 | Message # 15
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Just for you, Antza2, here are some of the best views of Deimos ever captured:

Thanks smile

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Me too

Well who doesn't cool





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Edited by Antza2 - Tuesday, 16.10.2012, 21:01
 
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