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Thread: Discussion: Spirit Sees the Earth

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    SUMMARY: NASA's Spirit rover took the first ever image of the Earth from the surface of another planet (other than the Moon). The photo was taken one hour before sunrise on Spirit's 63rd day on the surface of Mars. The image was built up from a series of images that Spirit took of the sky, as well as a panoramic image directly of Earth. The contrast was doubled to make the Earth easier to see; although, it's still a little hard to make out.

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    Oh look I can see my house, and Faulkner, get off my roof!!!! :P

    so in effect, th Earth looks to Mars almost as Venus looks to Earth...interesting, very interesting!

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    Oh by the way, what is the color of Earth when we see it on Mars? I mean should it be blue color, like Mars absorb all lights, but reflect red color....

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    Seeing our own planet from another one thats neet. B)

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    WOW!

    Kinda remind you how small we really are. It's amazing that I should have such a profound reaction to a picture of a white dot! But it's really taken me aback.

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    so in effect, th Earth looks to Mars almost as Venus looks to Earth...interesting, very interesting!
    I sort of thought as much, but I must have really bad contrast on my monitor, because it didn't look very impressive to me.

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    I'd imagine that it would look fairly unspectacular, cause as Tiny suggested, it would likely be a blueish star.

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    :blink: Well, it's a change to see Earth from afar, we're so accustomed to seeing other planets - or even Earth from low orbit. This image really puts our TINY world in perspective! :P

    Shame though we couldnīt see it as a blueish "star"! A white dot (even with the contrast doubled) isnīt the most inspiring of images! B)

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    What does anyone know about Sedna ? The new planet NASA have discovered?

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