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snabald
2006-Mar-15, 07:25 AM
Well, actually, if you want to get technical, it's NASA's fault. But still:

http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/mro_testing_orbit.html

I didn't know Earth was that close to Mars. :razz:

hhEb09'1
2006-Mar-15, 10:31 AM
I didn't know Earth was that close to Mars. :razz:In the illustration. Phobos and Deimos are only about twenty kilometers across, so that can't be one of them. Too blue too.

My first thought was, where is the moon? But of course it could be hidden behind Mars. :)

To be fair (to the artist), you could get that shot if you put the Hubble 3 or 4 million km out past Mars, and had everybody smile.

Wolverine
2006-Mar-15, 11:07 PM
Moved from BA Stories to Small Media at Large.

SeanF
2006-Mar-16, 04:14 PM
To be fair (to the artist), you could get that shot if you put the Hubble 3 or 4 million km out past Mars, and had everybody smile.
Are you considering the relative size of MRO in that shot? :D

hhEb09'1
2006-Mar-16, 05:47 PM
Are you considering the relative size of MRO in that shot? :DNo! good point.

But I suppose we could pose it wherever we wanted.