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Rover Astronomy from Mars

  1. Mar 15, 2004 #1

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  3. Mar 18, 2004 #2
    Great link

    Disappointing pictures, tho

    I thought the rovers had high-quality digital COLOR cameras? Why don't they use them ?
     
  4. Mar 19, 2004 #3

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    Because these astronomy photos were not part of the main mission. They're just a quick & fun little side project. They save the big guns for the rocks & landscape. (high-res photos take more time & energy and the rovers are limited in both)
     
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