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  1. The age of space probes and the spin-offs in digital photography, have provided images far beyond the dreams of earlier astronomers! – and still well beyond the imagination and comprehension of much of the population!

    The technology has progressed massively since the early images of Mercury were produced with an ultra-light weight lensless pinhole camera, made of a black tube and a single photocell (using TV style), scanning the planet, using the only the rotation of the probe to track across lighter and darker surface features!

    This was an example of the elegance of simplicity in scientific thinking when faced with weight constraints!

  2. In reply to #4 by Alan4discussion:

    In reply to #2 by HenMie:

    A Very happy New Year to us all on the Pale Blue Dot!

    Not forgetting those orbiting aboyve it! – - – - – - (right click + view image)

    Oh yeah! Ahoy mateys up in the wild blue yonder!

    When they return to terra firma, won’t they be a smidgen bit younger?

  3. Thanks Alan, I only just noticed you forwarded this for me. Awesome.

    In reply to #4 by Alan4discussion:

    In reply to #2 by HenMie:

    A Very happy New Year to us all on the Pale Blue Dot!

    Not forgetting those orbiting aboyve it! – - – - – - (right click + view image)

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