ESA Mars Express Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) is back up.

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<p><font size="2"><strong>Mars Express 'Web Cam' VMC used initially to image Beagle 2 post separation has been active & retuning some unusual images of Mars.</strong></font></p><p><font size="4"><font size="4">Images & ESA</font> article here.&nbsp;</font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Couple of examples below.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Mars extremely thin crescent with 'sun burst'.</strong></font></p><p><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/1/12/b1ff6475-4ac7-4a43-ac4c-5941a0d0b654.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><br />&nbsp;</p><p><font size="2"><strong>VMC spies Olympus Mons. </strong></font><br /> <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/7/7/275d7a95-9d72-4543-97b0-9f062d84bc3f.Medium.jpg" alt="" /><br />&nbsp;</p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Why does it says its a webcam? its not live, it looks very similar to msss weekly weather update. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">Why does it says its a webcam? its not live, it looks very similar to msss weekly weather update. <br /> Posted by Andrey992</font></DIV></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Hi Andrey,</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>I guess it is because it is a webcam in design but space rated. It is not a sophistcated camera, basically a webcam, but as you say, it is not live, because it has to use the same resources as the rest of the equipment on board Mars Express. Yes whilst not a 'science' camera per se, it is capable of weather monitoring, etc, so is capable of some useful research&nbsp; certainly.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Wonder if it was used during the recent Phobos pass?&nbsp;</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown. </strong></font></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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