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Earth, Jupiter & Venus As Seen From Mars [Pic]

Kinda reminds me of Tatooine from Star Wars.

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Date: 08/10/12 08:52 AM

33 Responses to Earth, Jupiter & Venus As Seen From Mars [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2012 at 8:56 am
    Link: Earth, Jupiter & Venus As Seen From Mars - Kinda reminds me of Tatooine from Star Wars.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:15 am
    Um, which is which?
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:16 am
    An absolutely breathtaking view of the Milkyway as seen from Mars.

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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:16 am
    Crap. The link didn`t work. Trust me, the picture was really funny.
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:17 am
    Um, someone`s going to have to explain to me how Earth and Venus, which are always *inside* Mars` orbit, could appear to line up with Jupiter, which is always *outside* Mars` orbit. Could Jupiter really be so bright if it`s on the far side of the sun?
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    atreides Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:21 am
    I think I fixed it sosu...
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
    the biggest one is earth
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:23 am
    That cant be Jupiter. It must be Earth, Venus & Mercury.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:24 am
    Clouds? That`s new to me.
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    atreides Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Here is my: Paint Guide: Seeing 3 planets from Mars
    which shows how 2 planets with orbits inside Mars could be seen lining up with a planet with an orbit outside Mars. One of no doubt hundreds of different ways.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:28 am
    Omphaloskept I don`t know but I`d guess it`s because the Sun isn`t up yet. Because Mars has a thinner atmosphere planets will appear brighter closer to dawn. Also, Jupiter is pretty big, it`s massive by comparison the the earth (11 times the diameter) so it`s not unreasonable that, despite being further away, it`s as bright.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
    Dead Mind, Mercury is far smaller than Earth or Venus (diameter is roughly 2.5 times smaller) and would, from Mars, be further away. None of these seem relatively small enough to be Mercury.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Jupiter is bloody massive:

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    muffalletta Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 9:48 am
    Cooool
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 10, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Har-har, they can`t see Mars...oh wait
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    onoffonoffon
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    August 10, 2012 at 10:18 am
    First we need to put in a strip mall, then a coffeebucks. Then a pseudo fine dining and a 50 screen multiplex. Oh man Mars is gonna be so awesome to visit!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2012 at 10:58 am
    fuzzysheep

    that`s because NONE of them are mercury...read the title again.
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Jamie76

    I was responding to a post by Dead_mind... Read my post again.
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Which one is earth?
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 11:35 am
    I knew something was not right, so I checked it out. And I was right it`s a computer generated image, let the bad astronomer explain.

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/10/an-unreal-mars-skyline/
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    fuzzysheep Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 11:39 am
    Awwwww.... it seems this is a fake... Well, a graphic representation of what it could look like produced 2 years ago. Darn
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Surely the photo was enhanced in some way, they looks just too bright with the same brightness
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    Epkon Male 30-39
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    August 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    There is clouds in this photo.
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    reminds me of nebraska
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    fake.
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    I can`t wait to go there
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    mikelae18 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    Mars is in between these planets. Also, clouds?
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    dogfeet Male 30-39
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    August 11, 2012 at 1:23 am
    @mikelae earth is between venus and jupiter, yet both are often visible at the same time. it has to do with where the planets are in their orbits. clouds i can`t explain, although i believe mars has a thin atmosphere.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 11, 2012 at 1:57 am
    Hey! I can see my house from here!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2012 at 7:03 am
    Venus and Mars are often together in Earth`s sky - even though we`re "in between" them. It`s commonplace.

    @dogfeet: Mars does indeed have an atmosphere, but if those are clouds they must be dust clouds, eh? Since there`s no rain on Mars. Well none that we`ve seen yet. So iirc Mars has dust clouds.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 11, 2012 at 7:07 am
    VV Pointed out below: It`s not "fake" fake but it`s a CG Image from some planitarium or other.

    I almost said "CGI Image"! That would have drawn the wrath of IAB`s grammer-nerds!
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    August 13, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Wow....

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