It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by spearhead
no really.... the whole image looks false. from the mini dunes in the background to the dirt in the forground
Originally posted by UnMature
I zoomed the entire picture here:
It is intentionally grainy and pixelated to show the difference between edge blurring.
The red arrow shows an area where there should be shadow but it is absent. The sun is causing rocks to create shadows and the bowl shaped depression in the rock should be covered in shadow by the higher point of the rock that the sun would be hitting.
The blue arrows demark where egdes do not have the same "consistensy" (spelling?). The rocks have much rougher edges (look closely at the individual pixels) and do not blend into the picture as well as the object in question. This leads me to believe that it is most likely photoshopped, but if indeed authentic then perhaps it is man made debris.
Originally posted by airtrax007
it looks like a fortune cookie that fell f
rom a chinese spacecraft.
Originally posted by sardion2000
It looks part of the "ball" that the rovers used to cushon their fall. And no it isn't photoshopped, unless you're making the accusation that NASA photoshopps their own images now hmm?