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Right Panoramic Camera Non-linearized Full frame EDR acquired on Sol 107 of Opportunity's mission to Meridiani Planum at approximately 14:23:59 Mars local solar time, camera commanded to use Filter 1 (436 nm)
Originally posted by OnTheDeck
To be honest, both white objects have the appearance of water bursting out of the ground, but they're so white - pure white, it's hard to achieve that kind of absence of color in a photo like this without tampering. And when you zoom in, these objects seem somewhat square edged, pixelated, that photo tampering seems a good possibility...
Originally posted by undo
What i find interesting are the dark lines in the soil. At first you think you're looking at the shadow of the white object, but on second glance, it appears to be a black substance that has not only cropped up around the base of the white stuff, but has the appearance of being trenched out to the place where it finally came to rest. like a crashed meteor or spacecraft. perhaps some other country sent a probe of their own to check out mars.
Originally posted by Jimmy910130
I might have come up with a reasonable solution, now I am no expert in these things so first, don't go yelling at me if I am wrong. Okay, I looked at tese images carefully, and they reminded me of other images I once saw:Nasa Opportunity Mission
Look at the first 8 images, the first 4 are from the landing paracheut, the 4 after are marks it made when landing (probably!) Now go down to ''Sub-Frame EDR'' and look at the pictures of the same paracheuts but further away, they look somewhat like the ones posted on here. The reflection is the sun, no doubt, and the black lines ARE soil displacement. (According to me) Well, untill further pictures or evidence, for me, this case is busted.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
Ok , so we have yet another claim of “NASA manipulation “ ………
Please look at the archive
I say this every time , but does anyone ever listen ?
Now please note the first 6 frames of SOL123 ,
That is simply a “ hot pixel “ in the CCD bleeding across others in the same row
That is why the lines are always vertical or horizontal , they are never @ an angle
See how the extent of the bleed changes from shot to shot ? such hot pixels are quite common .
The real mystery is why laymen get so dammed over excited by them ?
It is a glitch in the system ………. Move along , nothing to see