Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Photo Hoax: Mars Double Sunset

No, that’s not a picture of a double sunset on Mars

So Curiosity’s been on the Martian surface for a week, and we’re already seeing faked images touted as being real. The other day it was a more-or-less honest mistake of people spreading around a computer-generated view from Mars – originally meant just to show what the skyline looked like from there – thinking it was real.
Now though, we have what’s clearly an actual fake. Here’s the shot, getting passed around on various Tumblrs:

MORE: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/13/no-thats-not-a-picture-of-a-double-sunset-on-mars/

Source: Discovery Magazine.


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