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Simulation - how far to Mars?


Craig
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I've done the maths.


 


Say we go for a top notch image and use 300 pixels per inch.


 


Then 428,000 pixels = 119 Feet


 


From my house to the corner shop 


 


Not that far really.


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I've done the maths.

 

Say we go for a top notch image and use 300 pixels per inch.

 

Then 428,000 pixels = 119 Feet

 

From my house to the corner shop 

 

Not that far really.

 

I'd wager you or even I could walk that far, and still be back in time for afternoon tea :D

 

Great find Craig :thumbsup:

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But..... Is that a direct straight-line distance at closest approach or the distance travelled allowing for orbit shift over time? Presumably not an Aldrin cycler... Does put it in perspective though. Wonder if they could extend it to show the positions of Voyager 1 and 2?


 


As DNA said, 



“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.â€
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