An unreal Mars skyline
Posted: 10 August 2012 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Well folks, it’s been a while, so it’s time for a good ol’ fashioned BA debunking.

This morning I got an email from BABloggee Joshua Frost as well as a note on Twitter from scifi author Diane Duane telling me about a picture making the rounds on teh interwebz, purporting to be taken from Mars. It shows the Martian landscape at twilight, and claims that the three lights in the sky are Earth, Venus, and Jupiter:

Pretty, isn’t it? You can find endless copies of it online; just search on the term “mars skyline”. It’s been picked up on tons of Tumblrs and other social media.

But yeah, there’s just one problem: it’s not real…


Read the rest of the debunking explanation on Phil Plait´s “Badastronomy”.

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