posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 08:35 AM
Originally posted by mikesingh
P.S. Note the shine on the dome in the first photograph!
That is one of the problems of seeing a 3D object in a 2D photo.
If you look at the side of your browser's window, you may see what is called a "scroll-bar". In that, you may see a rectangular area that lets you
"pick-it up and drag" to the corresponding position on the browser window.
Do you notice the effect of the brighter line on the top and left edges? Do you notice the darker line on the right and bottom edges? Those lines are
there to make us see that rectangular area as an object over the scroll-bar instead of simply a rectangular area.
If the position of the lighter and darker lines is exchanged then we see it as hole in the scroll-bar.
If you have one of those graphics card on the computer that lets you rotate the screen you can see what I mean.
I was a victim of that effect with a photo in a different thread, and I couldn't see it as it really was until I put the picture in a image program
and rotated it 180 degrees. Only then could I understand what the picture really was showing.
I suggest you do the same, put this picture (the original, please do not work with anything but the original) in a image editing program, rotate it
180 degrees and see if you have the same perception of the image, i.e. if you still see those things as volumes over the ground or as canyons.
Originally posted by mikesinghBut have a look at the similarity of an artists illustration to these 'glass worms'. Uncanny isn't
The 'glass tubes' we're seeing on Mars resembles this illustration and is PROBABLY some sort of an ancient transport system!!
I suppose its the other way, the illustration resembles the photos.
Which is the oldest, the photos or the illustration?