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Curiosity Rover Sees Earth From Mars [Pic+]

For the first time! The Moon too. Autoplay on the short video.

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Curiosity Rover Sees Earth From Mars [Pic+]. For the first time! The Moon too. Autoplay on the short video.
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 2:00:44 PM
Considering how big Mars looks from Earth, I expected it to look bigger.


The distance between Mars and Earth varies a lot. I don't know what it is right now, but variation in the distance would explain variation in perceived size.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3614 Posts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 1:58:08 PM
Outstanding, 5Cats!!!

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2121 Posts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 1:26:53 PM
Absolutely, Rick S. I think I'll revisit that book again tonight when I get into bed and switch on my kindle. Ideally I should be getting out my scope more than I have on these clear winter nights...but i`m feeling too lazy for going out setting it all up. One day I`ll get round to posting a few pics of my own taken rather amateurishly from my skywatcher 200p.

Nice post 5cats. I always enjoy your science/astronomy posts.

icdumbpeople
Male, 30-39, Canada
 171 Posts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 1:08:36 PM
Considering how big Mars looks from Earth, I expected it to look bigger.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 22058 Posts
Saturday, February 8, 2014 1:08:04 PM
I wonder why they never looked before? It's been 10 years they`ve been roaming around.

I found this to be in the "Epic Cool!" category & thought I`d share

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