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 Post subject: Re: Astronomy software - my first go
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Is that Mars? The sky looks very blue?

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Yes it is in fact Mars. What the imaging team at NASA have been doing of late, which I don't particularly care for and ultimately believe is part of a propagandist campaign to ready the public for manned missions, is colour manipulation ( NASA admits this freely and openly) to make the Martian panoramic vistas appear more earth-like. This seems to be the trend lately. Though I suppose "propagandist" may not be exactly the right word ~ more like subtle psychological conditioning to influence political will. There, that's better. This is after all the 21st century and cash is king.

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"He's digging for dreams in the red sand
He's got his bucket and spade in his left hand
He's digging for dreams
He's looking for life"



How prescient.

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Please NASAepoo

No postcards or glamor shots

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 Post subject: Re: Astronomy software - my first go
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Earth's atmosphere is 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen, 0.9% argon, and 0.03% carbon dioxide with very small percentages of other elements. The molecules of oxygen and nitrogen in the air are sufficient to account for the scattering of Blue spectrum.   The molecules are able to scatter light because the electromagnetic field of the light waves induces electric dipole moments in the molecules. Mars' atmosphere is 100 times thinner than Earth's and is Carbon dioxide: 95.32%, Nitrogen: 2.7 %. There is no Oxygen.
Edit: also, Mars virtually has no magnetic field surrounding it. Earth's strong magnetic field deflects most of the solar wind - the charged particles which would otherwise strip away the ozone layer and leave Earth's surface exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation. Calculations of the loss of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere of Mars from scavenging of ions by the solar wind indicate that the dissipation of the magnetic field of Mars caused the near-total loss of its atmosphere.

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I think it is important to know if a Marlboro Red, did, in fact, once smoke correctly and taste like it should, on Mars.

They do not smoke nor taste properly here in Dallas most days of the year due to the humidity in the air.

And how long until they will again??


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The Jeweled forests of Venus sadly didn't exist. Volcanic Hell is less poetic.

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HairyGT4 wrote:The Jeweled forests of Venus sadly didn't exist. Volcanic Hell is less poetic.


I still like to think there might be subterranean crystalline caverns that fit that description.

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Exactly like that. Only bigger. And with spacesuits. :)

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Nasa has put the Project Apollo image archive online

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I've only had a brief peek so far but there's some great images ...

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Of course, it was all shot on a film set, you know. :wink:

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