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Subject: Why don't space probes carry a normal digital came

Date: Mon Jun 30 15:28:54 2003
Posted by Kevin
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 1057004934.As

This photo of the earth and moon as seen from the Mars Global Surveyor was
released recently The page
explains that the actual photo was not taken in color. Instead the color was
derived through a seemingly over-complicated method of using data from 1973
probe photos. Why not just take the photo with a high quality digital camera
similar to what is available now on earth? At what point do images created this
way not reflect reality? thank you!

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