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image by António Martins, 25 August 2004
See at http://cobalt.cbqc.net/mdrs/fs03/images/crew29/c29d11eva04.jpg the flag of the Association of Mars Explorers: white with logo and lettering on the upper hoist (1:2).
António Martins, 17 July 2004
We learn from the partial transparency of the depicted flag that both it's sides are equal, not chiral, even though the design is not vertically symmetrical! Thus the logo is on the viewers left hand side in the obverse and still on the viewers left hand side in the reverse.
The logo itself is clever and could be used to make a good flag: red disc framed in a target aim grid made of a thin dark blue circle and cross, with two white circular indentations, placed symmetrically on the NE and SW quadrants.
The ratio is 1:2 (about 50×100cm in the photo), the logo taking approximately the upper half of the flag, vertically and 2/3 horizontally. The lettering, dark blue, is block set mixed-case in a sans-serif face [saying "Association of Mars Explorers"].
The symbology in this emblem is clear but rich: The disc stands for Mars, the red planet with its tilted polar ice caps, as a goal aimed at.
António Martins, 25 August 2004