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sunset postcard and a special shadow from Opportunity

25 Feb 2012, 21:45 UTC
sunset postcard and a special shadow from Opportunity
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Nice Shot –Ben ============= Pretty picture: A sunset postcard and a special shadow from Opportunity The individual frames for this image were taken and downlinked a few weeks ago, but it took Don Davis many hours of meticulous labor to assemble it into this beautiful postcard from Mars. Take a moment to be the rover, [...]

Nice Shot
–Ben
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Pretty picture: A sunset postcard and a special shadow from Opportunity
The individual frames for this image were taken and downlinked a few weeks ago, but it took Don Davis many hours of meticulous labor to assemble it into this beautiful postcard from Mars. Take a moment to be the rover, standing there, covered with fine red dust, on a cold day in Martian winter, the yellow Sun taking its light with it as it sinks behind you.
Please note that this image is copyrighted. Do not reproduce it without contacting the artist.
An area of Endeavour’s floor immediately around Opportunity’s shadow appears slightly brighter than the floor elsewhere, possibly because of the opposition effect, where specks of dust on the floor of the crater, seen with the Sun directly behind Opportunity’s cameras, hide their own shadows from view. (This ...

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