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MESSENGER takes a family portrait of the solar system
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post Feb 18 2011, 03:53 PM
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http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegaller...ature_1868.html


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post Feb 18 2011, 04:38 PM
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What happened to Mars?


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post Feb 18 2011, 04:43 PM
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Extreme right edge.
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post Feb 18 2011, 04:43 PM
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Too small? Too near the Sun? Good question!


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post Feb 18 2011, 05:39 PM
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What is odd is that they make clear that Uranus and Neptune are in the frames but invisible, while the absence of Mars isn't even acknowledged (Mercury too).


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post Feb 18 2011, 05:42 PM
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Mars is in it...

Full size version from that link from Stu
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/517613m...system_full.jpg

Better link is probably Messengers own page

http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/gallery/scienc...mp;image_id=399

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post Feb 18 2011, 05:51 PM
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QUOTE (tedstryk @ Feb 18 2011, 12:39 PM) *
....the absence of Mars isn't even acknowledged (Mercury too).
Poor Saturn. No one noticed that Saturn is not in the "mini" version sad.gif
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post Feb 18 2011, 06:11 PM
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Ah, much better.


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post Feb 18 2011, 06:13 PM
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What abut Pl....

never mind.


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post Feb 18 2011, 06:38 PM
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Very pretty!
It's like the reverse of Voyager 1's last look, except before the main mission begins instead of the end.
They probably won't get another chance once in orbit, so best to do it now.
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post Feb 18 2011, 06:42 PM
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Also nice to see the Milky Way and dust lanes to the left of Mars.


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post Feb 18 2011, 06:52 PM
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My god -- it's full of stars!
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post Feb 18 2011, 06:52 PM
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Very cool!!!

I'm putting together a poster containing both family portraits. Here's a first draft without any caption yet (working on writing that now). Anybody have any comments or suggestions for improving it?
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post Feb 18 2011, 06:55 PM
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Sweet idea, Emily! Looks good, but it's a bit of a problem to get all that data in one coherent instantly-obvious form...obviously! tongue.gif I'll look at it again.

EDIT: To a casual not-familiar observer, it's hard to determine which set is from Messenger & which is from Voyager. Is there room to put the orbital sketches adjacent to their respective sets, perhaps at opposite corners diagonally?


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post Feb 18 2011, 07:03 PM
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Heres the link to the actual full resolution version (non-annotated): http://messenger.jhuapl.edu/images/family_portrait_wac.png (warning:22mb)

Quite an awesome picture.
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