Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

why do old photos from mars from the viking landers look so red and alien while modern rover photos look like they were taken from earth?

the old viking photos show a pink sky above bright red soil and rocks. the rover pictures however show a pale blue sky on mars with earth-like brown soil. how could mars have changed that much in thirty years?

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Because they got the colour palate messed up on the Viking ones.

  • Robert
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    They were taken from different sets. 

  • 1 month ago

    Those photos were taken during global Martian dust storms is why the sky is red in those photos. If you live in central or western Oklahoma you eventually will experience a dust or sand storm where part of the sky is red or pink and FEEL the sand grains hitting your face when it feels like half of Texas is being blown into Oklahoma from southwest west to east. I thought dust storms were a thing of the past until the March 1981 when I experienced my first dust storm in central Oklahoma. 

    The blue sky images of Mars were taken when there was a lot less dust and sand in the Martian atmosphere. 

  • 1 month ago

    Mars didn't change.

    Camera technology did.

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