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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 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, 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.

Original image data dated on or about December 8, 2010.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Fredk : James Canvin : Stuart Atkinson


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