It could be because they wanted to keep the bandwidth needed as low as possible so they can get the images back faster to see if it's OK, or they're still in the process of deplying the master cam(cams). I'm sure those high-res pictures they usually take probably runs in some kind of batch job over a long time.Ok, stupid question incoming, but why are the images black and white, why not a colour camera? I'm excited about this, with technology at where it is today i'm hoping we get to see some decent images.
Thats because the main scientific camera boom has yet to be deployed. These low res images are from the maneuvering cameras sent back automatically as part of the landing sequence to verify initial vehicle survival.Ok, stupid question incoming, but why are the images black and white, why not a colour camera? I'm excited about this, with technology at where it is today i'm hoping we get to see some decent images.
True, and unlike the previous solar powered Spirit/Opportunity which were only able to operate in daytime during summer months, this beasty is nuclear powered. Can keep working day & night all year round.Fixed
uhm... U do know there are no planets between earth and mars.... Right.... Moving on...It is actually quite fascinating if one imagines this thing parking off on another planet and beaming the images back to earth. Does this happen in line of sight or how does that work, surely one of the planets would get in the way of the signal at some point?