posted on Jul, 10 2007 @ 04:33 PM
Originally posted by blue bird
Check this - water, water, water:
I don't think that is water, it is too dark and opaque, but this probably doesn't surprise
But this time I thought that it would be a good idea to look for some satellite photos of shallow water, preferably a place that I knew.
Photos taken using visible light really show water more transparent than those Mars photos, but infrared photos show the water darker, and I was a
little surprised to see clear waters from a place I know appear as a relatively dark blue area.
To the left of the image is the Atlantic ocean, and in the centre of the image is the mouth of a small river and to the right a lagoon made by that
small river. The white area is sand.
With visible light (and 10 years after) it looks a little different.
Knowing that those images from MOC are taken using visible (from green to red) and infrared light, my idea that those images could not show water
because it appears too dark was a little changed, and that
may be a surprise to some of you.