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Google Mars
« on: 03/13/2006 01:22 PM »
Google Maps has teamed up with some of the scientists behind the Mars Global Survayor from Arizona State University to bring us Google Mars

Three data sets are available, atlitude, visible waves length imagery and IR imagery. Lets explore :)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #1 on: 03/13/2006 02:38 PM »
Excellent. Can't wait to see this in 3D in keyhole :)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #2 on: 03/13/2006 07:23 PM »
I wonder how many went looking for the face at Messa Cydonia  :)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #3 on: 03/13/2006 09:25 PM »
Or Spirit and Opportunity  :)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #4 on: 03/13/2006 09:27 PM »
Well those were my first three :)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #5 on: 03/13/2006 10:30 PM »
Scandal that you can't zoom in on the face too much. ;)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #6 on: 03/13/2006 11:17 PM »
Theres alot you cant go fully zoomed to. There seems to be more detail in the infared though

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #7 on: 03/14/2006 01:09 AM »
I do like this as google Earth is very popular with my children and if this gets people interested in space and other planets, then it's great.

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #8 on: 03/14/2006 01:45 AM »
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astrobrian - 13/3/2006  4:25 PM

Or Spirit and Opportunity  :)

I can't make them out. I have seen the flags to point them out, but is this just where they are located, not an actual image of them on the surface?

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #9 on: 03/14/2006 01:55 AM »
Previous orbital cameras did not have the resolution to show objects the size of the MER rovers.
However, that is about to change as the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment)
camera on MRO is now on the scene.  HiRise is the largest camera to leave earth orbit and should with 1 meter per pixel be able to readily resolve the two rovers and their extended wheel tracks.

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #10 on: 03/14/2006 02:02 AM »
HiRISE is going to be better, but MGS's camera did have the power to resolve it:


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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #11 on: 03/14/2006 02:04 AM »
And Opportunity:


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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #12 on: 03/14/2006 02:14 AM »
HiRISE to the occasion for locating Polar Lander and Beagle.

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #13 on: 03/14/2006 03:00 AM »

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #14 on: 03/14/2006 06:30 PM »
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MER Spirit on Husband hill...
http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2006/01/03/

Wow that's crazy to see. 300 plus millions miles away and still crawling along :)

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #15 on: 03/15/2006 02:32 PM »
How come there's little imagary of the ice caps? I would have thought those areas and the areas near would be of the most interest? Also, why is there Ice, then sand/dust, but nothing inbetween, namely water?

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #16 on: 03/15/2006 02:43 PM »
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Hotol - 15/3/2006  9:32 AMHow come there's little imagary of the ice caps? I would have thought those areas and the areas near would be of the most interest? Also, why is there Ice, then sand/dust, but nothing inbetween, namely water?

Too cold and too low atmospheric pressure.  When it gets warm, the ice sublimes into water vapor.  Need polar orbiting spacecraft to get the poles

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #17 on: 03/15/2006 04:25 PM »
Aren't the Mars polar ice caps, or atleast the southern one, primarily CO2 rather than H2O?

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RE: Google Mars
« Reply #18 on: 03/15/2006 05:56 PM »
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Dogsbd - 15/3/2006  11:25 AM

Aren't the Mars polar ice caps, or atleast the southern one, primarily CO2 rather than H2O?

On the surface they are CO2, but recent readings from Mars Express (I think) indicated significant water ice below the CO2 layer.

Also, even at Earth atmospheric pressure, CO2 will sublimate directly from solid to gas, so it certainly would on Mars as well.  An experiment last year using Martian atmospheric pressure showed that water could exist in liquid form for short periods of time.  There are other variables (like sunlight) that were not taken into account if I remember correctly.  Water ice most likely also sublimates directly from solid to gas on the actual planet.
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