posted on May, 11 2015 @ 03:56 PM
originally posted by: Ross 54
Looking further at one of the new images, under magnification, it appears that the bright spot to the side of the crater is a rather regular-looking
long rectangle. The one at the center of the crater looks like a square. It has three right-angled corners. The forth corner appears to be lopped off
at a 30 to 45 degree angle. The sides of the square and the rectangle seem to be aligned, or nearly aligned with one another.
Are you looking at the raw file, or are you looking at a smoothed-out version?
If you are looking at the raw TIFF file, then you would see that the pixelization could be what is causing the regular shapes that you see. Some
versions of the image online are files artificially smoothed out, and thus the large-sized pixel nature of the image cannot be seen.
Here is what the raw TIFF file looks like (this is not the actual image, because ATS images does not support TIFF).
Here is a link to the actual TIFF file:
And a page on which links to the TIFF and the JPEG could be found:
Some of the smoothed images online look just as rectangular and regular, but the pixeled nature of that regularity is lost in the artificial
The smoothing is not creating additional detail, but rather just artificially smoothing out the large pixels, making it seem as if the pixels are not
a factor in the apparent regularity. Perhaps it really is that regular, and it isn't just the pixels. However, at this point, the resolution is not
fine enough to determine whether the spots really are that regular and rectangular, or if it is just an artifact of the large pixels.