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originally posted by: Xeven
Seems like a large waste of tax payer money to make a cool photo? Anyone that can do all that probably getting a phat check.
originally posted by: ecossiepossie
i will admit thats a feasable way to do it haveing watched the Animation.
They would then have to remove all the shadows wich would be all over haveing been taken at differing times.
Choose the shadows they wanted to keep by matching the ones In formation with the surounding area .
Yes that would produce the image mystery solved.
originally posted by: TinfoilTP
There were challenges galore, but none quite so great as getting the long arm of the rover out of the picture. A close look at the final image shows the "shoulder" of the robotic arm on the front of the rover. But the rest of the five-jointed appendage has been removed and replaced by pixels from other frames that showed the ground or the rover behind the arm.
From Semperfortis link
Nasa using it's photoshop skills, some conspiracy theorists should feel vindicated now, lol.