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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Photos of Mars through a telescope


Mars, is the fourth planet from the Sun, and the last terrestrial planet in the Solar System. Beyond Mars, are only gas or icy planets. Those are called extra planets.

It is believed that Mars is made of a single plate, unlike the Earth, which is composed of several tectonic moving plates. Perhaps the Red Planet, with no volcanic activity, does not allow exposure to light of some plates , while being covered by dust storms that can last for weeks, and covering the entire planet. These storms occur especially when Mars gets closer to the sun.

Mars is at the closest distance to Earth, 54.7 million kilometers. However, when the two are separated by the Sun (the Sun in the middle), they can be separated by 400 million kilometers.

In the future, I think that people will look for precious metals on Mars. If their existence proves to be true, imagine how much a gram of martian gold would be. But so far we did not tried any recovery mission ever for a rover or any module way back to Earth from Mars. Perhaps this requires manual handling of a human.

Mars (Ares: God of War), has 2 moons, called Phobos (phobia, fear) and Deimos (panic). These names were given for the god twins with the same names, companions of Ares in wars. Phobos orbits very close to the planet, with assumption of it to crash on Mars in about 500 million years.

Optics: Celestron C8-Newtonian telescope, 20mm Plossl, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Camera: Sony CX130
Filter: no
Date: 29.04.2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing: video captures, FastStone Image Viewer


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