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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Witness » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:07 am

The Chinese rover has awakened and taken a picture of the lander (he's mirrored next to the flag):

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I'm astonished by the whitish stones looking out of the regolith. Don't remember anything similar on the other face.

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by sparks » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:39 am

Perhaps it comes down to better camera technology?
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:11 am

sparks wrote:
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Perhaps it comes down to better camera technology?
Concur

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 am

Isn't there supposed to be a significant difference in geology between the two sides?
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Rob Lister » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:24 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:17 am
Isn't there supposed to be a significant difference in geology between the two sides?
yea

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https://slate.com/technology/2014/07/th ... erent.html

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:24 am

I wonder what that green thing is in the upper left quadrant. A galaxy?
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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:33 am

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:32 am

sparks wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:39 am
Perhaps it comes down to better camera technology?
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Hmmm...

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Re: Cool astronomy photos

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:10 am

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Where are the whitish stones? A matter of light direction?

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