Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mars from Mariner 4

This week, Emily Lakdawalla posted a blog post about Mariner 4, the first spacecraft to photograph another planet,  using my catalog of reprocessed Mariner 4 image mosaics, combining the best analog data I could find combined with digital fragments. 

To add to it, here are the first four images as one mosaic.  The gap between the mosaics of frames 1-2 and 3-4 isn't much more than some of the calibration marks on the individual frames, so interpolation was used to connect them .
Processed Images Copyright Ted Stryk, Raw Data Courtesy NASA/JPL