posted on Sep, 13 2014 @ 05:42 AM
originally posted by: ZeussusZ
a reply to: Zaphod58
So in other words its a fake. Stitching together photos so as to hide the arm.
Actually, the software that does the stitching erases the arm automatically, no evil plotting required. I've seen this myself when I assembled the
"self-portrait" in Microsoft ICE
: you load the individual images, the
software stitches them together automatically, and the arm is gone. I recon it does that because in the two images where part of the arm appears, it's
pointing in different directions, while the rest of the image (the ground and the rover) remain the same. So the software replaces the varying parts
of the image (the arm) with the constant parts of the image (the terrain).
Here's an old thread of mine explaining how the selfie was taken: www.abovetopsecret.com...
Here are parts of the mosais where part of the arm is visible:
And here's the result of automatic stitching:
The images come from an earlier selfie, which I created myself from the individual
edit on 13-9-2014 by wildespace because: (no reason