30 September 2012
The Martian day is 24h 37m long! So there is plenty of time to take a 12 hour time lapse of the Martian sky: there is no other useful science they can do in the Martian night. Luckily the NASA scientists have set up a data relay post so Curiosity is now at out of radio contact with the earth.
One of the biggest arguments against the NASA missions wasn’t it never fell on the Moon, and no space shots were taken either during the journey or on the lunar surface.
This is a unique opportunity to triangulate stars across the universe and do direct distance measurement.
We also have the unique opportunity to witness a sandstorm on Mars that we have detected on the earth.
Liquid water last flowed on Mars handers of million years ago. All water rounded stones should be at least 20 feet below the surface. To have observed such stones today, rather suggests that the Martian rover is not our on the Mars surface.
Rather it is within a terrestrial desert. Today digital photography can manipulate images. But to falsify a Martian sky photograph is to seriously misdirect science.
When we have set up an operating does go based on the Moon this will become obvious.
We use distributed automatic space telescope’s on the Moon to resolve down to 10 feet at the five white year range. Such a telescope will be the greatest boon to astronomy ever.
Inter planetary radiation makes a manned telescope and till we have a radiation shielding worked out. A super conducting magnetic field and a small central lead barrier would appear to be the way to go.
Jonathan Thomason JonThm9@aol.com