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Generated view of Mars as seen from Earth - looking past the Sun
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- Title Generated view of Mars as seen from Earth - looking past the Sun
- Released 09/12/2008 2:52 pm
- Copyright ESA
View of Mars as seen from Earth looking past the Sun on 5 December 2008. Mars is a tiny dot just to the left of the Sun's atmosphere. This image clearly illustrates the path that line-of-sight radio signals must travel - through the Sun's turbulant atmosphere - between Mars Express and the Earth.
Graphic generated by Mars Express mission controllers at ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre, using Celestia.
NEVER look at the Sun using a standard telescope.