For comparsion, real image from MOM (SRO / ISSDC / Justin Cowart)
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WOW! I haven't seen yet.
It would be nice to add some footprints and rover trails around the base :)
I have some questions for those already playing this game: what can I do with a PC slightly above the minimum requirements? Is it possible to render planets? If yes, of which size? What's the critical part: RAM, video card...?
If my calculation isn't wrong, the number of photons is of the same order of magnitude you get from Vega with a Johnson V filter in a 10 cm telescope. :)
(The number of photons from Vega detected per second in the V filter is about 10^6 per cm^2 - got from a book)
About the center of the Universe: looking for it is like looking for the center of the surface of a sphere.
The fastest way to imagine it is dropping one dimension and thinking about the expansion of the universe as the expansion of the surface of a baloon: there's no center.
I'm assuming a naked eye observer.
Yes, they move like in the Earth sky, because their daily movement is related to the rotation of the planet. We can assume with a reasonable precision that the rotation velocity is constant for both Earth and Mars in a human lifetime.
However, the Martian sky...