posted on Jan, 24 2004 @ 09:06 AM
i'm with the 'out of context' crowd...the lander only appears fake.
but, i'm also in the camp ofthe 'Doctored/Manipulated Image'
?Q?... if it's -50 or -60, how could water/moisture be anyway responsible for the 'dust/dirt' on the inflateable air-bags??
*would not electrostatic attraction, mimic the mud theory?
*would not a tough fabric, canvas?, wrapping the outer layer of the air-bag cushions-> trap material,-> mimic mud theory?
*also...pics of the lander(as comparison), taken before the Mars landing were taken in optimum lighting, in a controlled enviroment, an ideal
situation---for a record/journal/evidence and as a reference basis to be able to calibrate data sent from Mars...
WITH NECESSARY "MODIFICATIONS" added...unbeknownst to us, civilians !
enjoy the journey
(schizo. for life)