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Mars Images on EarthSky.org!

Discussion in 'General Astronomy Chat' started by Orion25, Jul 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM.

Mars Images on EarthSky.org!

Started by Orion25 on Jul 12, 2018 at 1:04 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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  2. Nebula

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    That's not just good pictures, that's a useful record of the 2018 opposition! I am happy for you @orion 25.
     
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  3. Dave In Vermont

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    Nicely done, Reggie!!

    Summed up nicely! To this date, that is.....

    D.
     
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    Ha, I saw this just a minute ago! It's a wonderful accolade.
    Much deserved too.
     
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  5. Dave In Vermont

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    The fact that we can even see that there are variations in what lies below the dust makes this ill-timed dust-storm quite a bit weaker than what took place back in the 2003 Opposition. The dust of 2003 literally obliterated the Martian surface. It went from absolutely overwhelming with surface details with no mistakes in seeing 'stuff' like never before - to having a thick curtain impervious to light pulled tightly over EVERYTHING!

    If 2003 taught us anything, it would be that when it comes to observing Mars, a matter of just minutes can make all the difference in the world to that feisty Red-Orb! One could see a sharp-line of clarity on Mars back then - and the total oblivion of the '2003 Dust-Storm' as it marched across the Martian surface, blocking-out all that had been clear as the proverbial 'bell.'
     
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    Thanks, Nebula! That is my aim, to have a record of this event ;)
     
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    Great photo and illustration.
     
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    Great picture comparison Reggie. Now, if only that dust storm would blow itself out!

     
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