|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
This photo of the earth and moon as seen from the Mars Global Surveyor was released recently http://www.msss.com/mars_images/moc/2003/05/22/ 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!
Re: Why don't space probes carry a normal digital came
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