View Full Version : TrueColor images of Mars (looks like our planet)

Elandiel BernElve
12th August 2010, 12:45
(This dates from a while back and if it's been posted already a mod may remove this thread)

On this website you find true color images taken by the Panoramic Camera on each of the Marsrovers Spirit and Opportunity. This is how images would look like, if an astronaut on the surface of Mars took images with a 1 Megapixel digital camera and sent them back to Earth via a planet wide Internet. That means, the colors appear the same as the astronaut would see them.
On the left you see two columns of number pairs. The number before the colon represents the Martian solar day (Sol) since the landing of each Rover. The link leads to an album page with almost all color images taken on that day. The number behind the colon is the number of images available on that album page.

Note, that the color images are created automatically from all raw color data available. That means, there are also images which do not represent true color as they have been taken with filters outside the wavelength range of the human eye.

You'll see Mars isn't red at all
Give it a try at: http://areo.info/mer/




31st August 2010, 21:17
Space Agency has released images of a crater on Mars. Officially, the origin an "enigma".
And of course it is our interest. The stain is called Orcus Patera and lies on the boundary of Elysium plains and Amazonis between the Elysium volcanoes and Olympus (the largest volcano that people have ever seen?). The photos show a bright green crater 380 to 140 km which takes the form of a shoe print.


( The crater, colored to display good height. )

What makes this crater? Tectonic forces operate on Mars, like Earth. This has also march earthquakes and volcanoes. But this crater was probably created by an object that has touched the surface. According to ESA should have a large object under a low angle with great force came to the surface.


The problem is that nowhere near a "large object" can be seen. Maybe it's a meteor or meteorite that the planet has been grazed to the universe then back into the flies.
For now they are at ESA quite frankly, they do not know exactly what happened, Orcus Patera is called an "enigma" in the official communiqué of the space agency. Finally another mystery to resolve in a universe in which we are increasingly able to explain delicious.

Space greetings,