Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MARS Taken by Fabio Carvalho on May 8, 2018 @ Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Follows image of Mars made yesterday at dawn with variable turbulence and good transparency! In the image we see all the splendor of the south polar cap that will soon begin to dissipate with the arrival of spring in the southern Martian hemisphere. In the central portion we have the great plain of Elysium, a frozen field covered by volcanic ash and much, much dust! : ^) At the lower left edge we see an i shaped structure projecting from Cimmeria Terra into the Elysium plain ... at the tip of this structure is the Gale crater, research site and current address of the jeep explorer Curiosity since 2012. In the upper right corner hiding in the limb of the planet is Mount Olympus, the largest volcano in our Solar System, projecting itself as a large spine on the surface of the planet.

Newtonian 16 f/4.8 and ASI 290 camera.

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