“Curiosity” has taken a photo of his home planet. 80 minutes after sunset the earth was clearly seen for the Mars Rover in the evening sky. Future Mars Visitors can you.
Earth is from Mars considered a small dot on the horizon – after all, but the biggest in the night sky. Our moon is lit close under the earth. With the left camera on the Mars rover “Curiosity”, researchers at the 529th Martian day about 80 minutes after sunset a picture.
It has been edited to cosmic radiation does not irritate the human eye. Would a human on Mars, he could easily make up the earth and the moon.
The predecessor of “Curiosity” had recently reported new findings: So there was water on Mars. In the “Endeavour” crater where “Opportunity” is staying for months, it has once given water.
data of Mars “Mars Orbiter Reconaissance” already had it to indicate that it is on the edge of the “Endeavour” crater that has a diameter of around 22 kilometers, iron- could give and aluminous clay ground. So NASA scientists “Opportunity” with him there and let him – that is how it is possible for him with his elderly measuring instruments -. Examine the stones at the edge of the crater
The results scientist published around the planet researcher Raymond Arvidson of Washington University in St. Louis in the journal “Science”: Before and after the formation of the crater in front of around 3.7 billion years, water is therefore flowed over these stones.
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