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How big is Santa Maria?

Filed under pretty pictures, Opportunity, amateur image processing, fun, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars

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How big is Santa Maria? A team effort by three members of unmannedspaceflight.com helps to give a sense of scale to the crater "Santa Maria".

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / color by J. Canvin, add-ons fredk, S. Atkinson

Over on UnmannedSpaceflight.com, the roverists have been hard at work to graphically illustrate the answer ... fredk created a graphic using the recently colourised panoramic image of the crater made by fellow UMSF member and image magician James Canvin, and put some human figures [aka the Mystery Men] on it to the correct scale. That inspired USMF member and rover poet Stuart Atkinson, to add an "Opportunity" next to each Mystery Man, also to the correct scale and voila.

Copyright holder: Fredk

Copyright holder: James Canvin

Copyright holder: Stuart Atkinson

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Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about December 8, 2010

 

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