Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Jupiter from Mars

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

This is how Jupiter looks like from Mars. It has slightly different colors, but it is recognizable and almost the same high quality as images taken by Hubble.

The HiRise camera normally takes awesome images of Mars. Thanks to the need for calibration HiRise directed it's 'lenses' towards Jupiter and the original image was blurred (and HiRise got what it needed) but the Earth was good enough for sharpening the images afterwards. Since HiRise is closer to Jupiter than we are the quality of the image ended up being on the same level as Hubble.

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