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10 Beathtaking Mars Pics Taken From Orbit

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posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: Kapusta

Amazing pics!!!

I zoomed in on the "snake" like dune and notice the wind patterns left on the head portion are noticeably from a different direction than those showing on the snake body. If the dune was formed from winds blowing in a direction for a long time, would the patterns all be in same direction??

Thanks for your hard work on creating this amazing thread!




posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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Making a comment to come back later. Great pictures and inspiration for creative works.



posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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True true, but you know like i know that they have alot more photos and footage than they say. As far as technology goes tho, if China has robots walking around then im pretty sure we have some next level stuff that we wont know about until they get their use out of it



posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 05:35 PM
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No, thank you for the ride. Those pics
were awesome OP, thanks for sharing them.

Rebel 5



posted on Mar, 30 2015 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: EA006
a reply to: Kapusta

In picture 8 under the rover, if you look at the ground it looks like a guy from kiss with a guitar lol


LOL I totally see it! ...I KNEW it!


OP, thanks for the pics. To think, previous generations passed on thinking it was a boring lump of red blah.

ETA: I know it's false color, but still, it ain't no boring lump!
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posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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Those are amazing photos. Thank you for bringing them together into one thread.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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wow these are all incredible. 3 the inverted crater, 5 the snake, 7 the fresh crater and 10 the dust devils are particularly awesome to me. amazing. thanks for sharing.



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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Absolutely stunning.

I would love if there were such a thing as a Mars web-cam. Even if there was a delay in the feed - a near real-time web-cam set up on a prominent site would be truly mind blowing.



What would that kickstarter campaign need to generate $$$$$ ?



posted on Dec, 14 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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So am I the only one who remembers when they were trying to tell us Mars was the RED PLANET?

All the photos were RED? Dirt, rocks, mountains, etc...even the atmosphere...all red.


And then folks like us caught on to the color calibration devices on the landers....and that they were releasing photos that were blatantly OFF in color.


Funny...but all of those photos seemed to be mostly BLUE....

Things that make you go hmmm....



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 02:30 AM
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originally posted by: nullafides
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So am I the only one who remembers when they were trying to tell us Mars was the RED PLANET?

All the photos were RED? Dirt, rocks, mountains, etc...even the atmosphere...all red.


And then folks like us caught on to the color calibration devices on the landers....and that they were releasing photos that were blatantly OFF in color.


Funny...but all of those photos seemed to be mostly BLUE....

Things that make you go hmmm....

That's because these images are false-colour, using infrared, red, and green-blue filters (as opposed to the usual red/green/blue filter combination). They did this to better highlight the differences in mineral composition. Near-true colour versions of these images are available at the HiRISE catalog site: www.uahirise.org...
For example this one of the inverted crater (which is at the top of the image): hirise-pds.lpl.arizona.edu...



Anyway, Mars is red(ish), but obviously nowhere near as vivid and dramatic red as depicted in movies and artwork. Mars it more like in hues of brown, tan, orange-ish, with dark bluish sand dunes and grey exposed rocks.


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posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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It may very well be infrared cameras as you mention...but...

There were rover photos that showed the color calibration plate affixed to the rover itself and in the field of view of the camera that blatantly and to any layman showed that the overall color of the photo was way off in scale. I do not remember what way the color leaning went, but, the photos were showing everything damned near brick red, and it most certainly didn't match the color calibration plate.

Sorry, I do not have the photo to back up what I'm saying. So, much like the purported redness of mars, flame away



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 07:52 PM
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originally posted by: nullafides
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There were rover photos that showed the color calibration plate affixed to the rover itself and in the field of view of the camera that blatantly and to any layman showed that the overall color of the photo was way off in scale. I do not remember what way the color leaning went, but, the photos were showing everything damned near brick red, and it most certainly didn't match the color calibration plate.

I believe that's addressed here: www.gillevin.com...

Two sets of filters are used by NASA to produce color images from Spirit. One conventional set of red, green and blue filters has been used for images of the calibration chart alone and small pieces of the soil. Another set of infra-red, green and blue filters is used for larger panoramic images. While most objects in the Martian scene are not affected by this change, the appearance of the color calibration chart changes drastically. An extreme example of this can be found in the comparison of the blue color panel using the two different sets of filters. When the blue panel is seen in the panorama images, it appears to be bright red.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 06:29 PM
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Sorry, I just don't buy it.

So, let's just agree to disagree.



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