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(NASA)   Mars rover Curiosity sends back its first high-res color panoramic view, revealing huge sections of Mars that are inexplicably missing   (mars.jpl.nasa.gov ) divider line
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2012-08-14 07:14:26 PM  
If I were a Martian, I would move some of the rocks around, between images, just a little bit. Like, rotate one of the bigger ones a few degrees, or take two of the little ones and switch them with each other. That sort of thing. Just to mess with the Earth people's heads.
 
2012-08-14 07:19:11 PM  

dittybopper: lomnoir: I still want to see pictures of the Martian night sky.

Why? It will look *EXACTLY* like a moonless night on Earth. All of the familiar constellations will be there.


You'll probably be able to see more than a moonless night on Earth, because you won't have all the light pollution that we have here, and there are few clouds. You can only get a really clear view on Earth is to be in the middle of the ocean or at one of the poles, as far away from any settlement as you can get.
 
2012-08-14 07:36:20 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: dittybopper: lomnoir: I still want to see pictures of the Martian night sky.

Why? It will look *EXACTLY* like a moonless night on Earth. All of the familiar constellations will be there.

You'll probably be able to see more than a moonless night on Earth, because you won't have all the light pollution that we have here, and there are few clouds. You can only get a really clear view on Earth is to be in the middle of the ocean or at one of the poles, as far away from any settlement as you can get.


Light pollution isn't *THAT* bad. You do need to be away from major cities and towns, that's true, but there are places not all that far from me where the night sky is *BLACK*, and you can see the Milky Way in all it's glory. Heck, just a short drive out of my city puts you in a very rural area, and a 1 or 2 hour drive puts you in a *very* sparsely populated area far enough from any sizable town that light pollution isn't an issue.

Thing is, most people live in cities and towns, and rarely get to areas where there isn't significant light pollution.
 
2012-08-14 08:01:58 PM  
Still no sign of candy bars
 
2012-08-14 08:27:15 PM  

dittybopper: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: dittybopper: lomnoir: I still want to see pictures of the Martian night sky.

Why? It will look *EXACTLY* like a moonless night on Earth. All of the familiar constellations will be there.

You'll probably be able to see more than a moonless night on Earth, because you won't have all the light pollution that we have here, and there are few clouds. You can only get a really clear view on Earth is to be in the middle of the ocean or at one of the poles, as far away from any settlement as you can get.

Light pollution isn't *THAT* bad. You do need to be away from major cities and towns, that's true, but there are places not all that far from me where the night sky is *BLACK*, and you can see the Milky Way in all it's glory. Heck, just a short drive out of my city puts you in a very rural area, and a 1 or 2 hour drive puts you in a *very* sparsely populated area far enough from any sizable town that light pollution isn't an issue.

Thing is, most people live in cities and towns, and rarely get to areas where there isn't significant light pollution.


Here too, here sucks for light pollution way worse now than 12 years ago when we moved here, we just bought a place piece of land on a lake about an hour-and-a quarter from here...in the middle of pretty much nowhere, and the stars are pretty good on a clear night. For now.
 
2012-08-14 09:18:54 PM  

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: dittybopper: lomnoir: I still want to see pictures of the Martian night sky.

Why? It will look *EXACTLY* like a moonless night on Earth. All of the familiar constellations will be there.

You'll probably be able to see more than a moonless night on Earth, because you won't have all the light pollution that we have here, and there are few clouds. You can only get a really clear view on Earth is to be in the middle of the ocean or at one of the poles, as far away from any settlement as you can get.


Plus you'd be able to see, like, Earth.
 
2012-08-14 09:36:31 PM  

rhiannon: Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: dittybopper: lomnoir: I still want to see pictures of the Martian night sky.

Why? It will look *EXACTLY* like a moonless night on Earth. All of the familiar constellations will be there.

You'll probably be able to see more than a moonless night on Earth, because you won't have all the light pollution that we have here, and there are few clouds. You can only get a really clear view on Earth is to be in the middle of the ocean or at one of the poles, as far away from any settlement as you can get.

Plus you'd be able to see, like, Earth.


The two moons would, if the were both in the same hemisphere at the time be the brightest two things in the sky...but way less inspiring than our moon (think ISS in full sun x maybe 5ish) Earth would be number three but nondescript (think Venus from here. Maybe Jupiter on a good night)
 
2012-08-14 10:56:23 PM  
My god, it's full of rocks.
 
2012-08-14 11:00:49 PM  
Does anyone happen to know why certain areas are blacked out like that?
 
2012-08-14 11:13:10 PM  

KellyX: Does anyone happen to know why certain areas are blacked out like that?


The high voltage towers across the ridge are there, the wires are small enough to not be seen at this resolution, so don't need to be blacked out...
 
2012-08-14 11:35:37 PM  

KellyX: Does anyone happen to know why certain areas are blacked out like that?


The textures are still loading. You'd think NASA could afford a better GPU.
 
2012-08-15 01:56:32 AM  

KellyX: Does anyone happen to know why certain areas are blacked out like that?


Chunk errors.
 
2012-08-15 01:14:25 PM  

KellyX: Does anyone happen to know why certain areas are blacked out like that?


That's where the ancient Transformers crash-landed.
 
2012-08-16 12:18:10 PM  

KellyX: Does anyone happen to know why certain areas are blacked out like that?


Giant swear words.
 
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