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tedstryk
post Jan 20 2012, 08:45 PM
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It appears Rosetta stuff, including the Mars flyby Osiris data, has hit the PDS. I don't have time to look at it now, but I'm downloading it. http://pdssbn.astro.umd.edu/holdings/


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post Jan 21 2012, 12:15 AM
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Finally...

A couple of RGB products:
NAC view of Moon from 2nd Earth flyby, magnified 2x:


Full frame NAC view of Mars with Phobos and its shadow:


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post Jan 21 2012, 12:23 AM
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^ I can't believe they just sat on that Mars shot for nearly five years.
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post Jan 21 2012, 01:23 AM
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Is this a crescent view of Deimos???? That huge south polar indentation identifies it, I think. Dang, should have checked the index file, it's Phobos. (Thanks, Gordan.)

Nearly every shot of Mars includes Phobos.

And to think these weren't shared with the world because they were "overexposed" and therefore not of any interest.......grumblegrumblegrumble......
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post Jan 21 2012, 01:27 AM
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OMG....is this what I think it is??? Can it be one of Mars' moons, mostly Marslit, setting behind Mars' nightside, Mars' atmosphere forward-scattering sunlight to us...? There is a TON of these, a whole animation of crescent Phobos? setting. Not sure what the source of the noise is. If my interpretation is correct, WOW.
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post Jan 21 2012, 01:29 AM
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QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 21 2012, 02:23 AM) *
Is this a crescent view of Deimos????

The index file labels that as "Post CA Phobos Spectrophotometric". Here it is in RGB, magnified 2x:

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Note that all images are mirrored so they need to be flipped. I have no idea which way north is supposed to be.


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post Jan 21 2012, 02:13 AM
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Global inbound shot revisited:



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post Jan 21 2012, 04:12 AM
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Lovely. I'd like to see this or something very much like this used as the 'default' Mars image rather than that Viking photomosaic centered on Valles Marineris.
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post Jan 21 2012, 04:14 AM
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Gordan, lovely treat. Just got home from the symphony. I will have to have a crack at these in the coming days.


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post Jan 21 2012, 04:22 AM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ Jan 20 2012, 10:13 PM) *
Global inbound shot revisited:


Love the way it gets whitish at either edge. Just beautiful.
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post Jan 21 2012, 05:01 AM
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Fantastic! Thanks everyone.

The thing that looks like an earwig's posterior in the Mars shots is Gale crater.

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post Jan 21 2012, 11:13 AM
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Thanks for pointing that out Phil, that's one more note for the images.


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At the time of the encounter it was made known that some images of a "crescent Mars" had been taken, but hadn't been released because they were "over-exposed". I was - some may recall! laugh.gif - rather upset about that, and emailed the ROSETTA team more than once asking for the images to be released, even if they were over-exposed, because they were still of interest. Nope.

Found them.

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Fair enough. cool.gif


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post Jan 21 2012, 01:52 PM
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I had just a quick look at the data, but I couldn't find what I was looking for: the raw Philae image of the orbiter with the background of Mars (to me, the best UMSF image ever!)
has anybody seen it?


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post Jan 21 2012, 02:31 PM
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I think, that it's similar situation as in case of the Stardust' Tempel 1 images. Mars and Earth data from Rosetta are not officially released and same situation in case of the Philae lander.

QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 21 2012, 02:27 AM) *
OMG....is this what I think it is??? Can it be one of Mars' moons, mostly Marslit, setting behind Mars' nightside, Mars' atmosphere forward-scattering sunlight to us...? There is a TON of these, a whole animation of crescent Phobos? setting. Not sure what the source of the noise is. If my interpretation is correct, WOW.


Nice findings!

Ugordan:

Beautiful images!




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