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The Mars rover Opportunity has sent back yet another gobsmacking image from the red planet. This picture is close to true colour, the space agency says, and was captured from a spot known as Duck Bay. Victoria crater on Mars, as seen by NASA's rover Opportunity Victoria crater on Mars, as seen by NASA's rover Opportunity. The …

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wot?

no click-for-big?

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Feet or Metres

Why use comparisons of size with Feet & Meters in the same sentence? Why can't they stick to one standard?

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You write up an article about a pretty picture

Then only display a thumbnail of the thing?

We want to see this shot in full please.

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Re: wot?

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/targetFamily/Mars

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Conspiracy!

If you look at the lower right corner, at the black spot, you can see a bit of Big Foot's head sticking up. They need better photo editing software.

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Corrected last paragraph

Here's that last paragraph rewritten using proper Reg standards:

"The prominence on the right hand side, known as Cape Verde, is 43.54lg high and about the length of 5.42 double-decker buses from the rover's current position. A similarly rugged, but much taller (1.65 double-decker buses high) area of rocks on the right is known as Cabo Frio."

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Re: Conspiracy!

Actually you mistook that part of the image. The black square is actually obscuring amanfromMars' launch bay, by which he commutes between Mars and Earth each day! ;)

Oh, and furthering the cause of establishing Reg standards: I believe that makes "Cape Verde" about 62.586 Dd (doughnut-diameters) high and about 41.667 Sl (sheep-lengths) from the Rover, while "Cabo Frio" is 156.465 Dd high...

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Hide

The black thing is a hide where Marsian twitchers sit and take photos of rovers.

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Thanks Steve

For putting those numbers into proper units !

;-)

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Black bit.

Obvious really. The rover's got its thumb over the lens.

TeeCee

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