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post Jul 10 2015, 05:27 PM
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Just to briefly distract you all from Pluto ... for once, and for a limited time, Solar images haven't been only for watching weather on Mars. MSL has been sunspot watching, and a couple of the active regions have become coronal mass ejections before the active areas came around to the side of the Sun Earth can see.





http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/news/whatsnew...amp;NewsID=1842

(STEREO-A is coming back online from conjunction mode, with the imager recovery set to begin tomorrow.)
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post Jul 10 2015, 08:42 PM
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Cool. smile.gif This is a bonus application that never occurred to me; what a smart use of resources!


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post Jun 23 2018, 10:36 AM
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I animated the relevant Mastcam color images from the PDS, resulting in three GIF views of the Martian sunset observed by Curiosity rover on Sol 956:
http://i.imgur.com/KkKVn3T.gifv
http://i.imgur.com/PzHJm6b.gifv
http://i.imgur.com/7yZkPni.gifv
Please feel free to share:)
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post Mar 19 2019, 06:48 PM
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Sol 2350 eclipse by Deimos (Animated GIF).
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post Mar 19 2019, 07:20 PM
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Pretty sure that's Deimos (way too small). Very nice though!
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post Mar 19 2019, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Mar 19 2019, 08:20 PM) *
Pretty sure that's Deimos (way too small). Very nice though!


Of course it is Deimos. I don't know what I was thinking about when I wrote the post. Thanks for the correction!
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post Nov 25 2019, 07:41 PM
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A variant of the Sol 956 Mars sunset from the PDS:
https://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/search/?q=...280030403633C00

Gif source images: 0956ML0042280030403633C00, 0956ML0042280030403634C00, 0956ML0042280030403635C00, 0956ML0042280030403636C00
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post Nov 26 2019, 05:06 PM
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Tatooine Mars: If Mars Had Binary Suns
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post Nov 28 2019, 07:45 AM
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QUOTE (Astro0 @ May 23 2015, 01:22 PM) *
Back to the Sol 956 sunset for a moment.

Something I've been working on for a bit of fun... a near real-time sunset sequence based on those images.

Enjoy the animation smile.gif Youtube link.

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NB: Sky and Sun are synthetic. Don't consider this accurate in any way.



Had some fun with your animation given the forthcoming movie, feel free to share:)

Marstooine: If Mars Had Binary Sunsets
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