posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 02:54 PM
See, there's a problem with this theory of the US government and NASA trying to hid the fact that Mars is blue until they have a sure foothold to
control the planet. The United States isn't the only country in the world with optic technology. Most all first world countries have telescopes, and
some very powerful ones. And the US doesn't control every astronomer on the planet except for this one guy in Portugal. If it was, in fact, blue, it
would have been made known long ago. Astronomers, like most scientists, usually aren't working to further their government, but rather to further the
cause of science and knowlege. It wouldn't make sense for all of them to keep under wraps their observations of mars and to change the colors of Mars
every time they released a photo.
Also, looking at www.enterprisemission.com...
they show this one image, and then the best picture of Mars taken 50 years ago. The Mars
of 50 years ago, when it was EXTREAMLY difficult to doctor colors on photos and make them still look right and real, is red. The digital one, taken
when it can be done by anyone with a digital camera and a copy of PhotoShop, is blue. Which would you suspect to be more likely to be doctored?
Also, your www.astrosurf.com...
link showed the different filters the camera used and the final result when they were combined. I
didn't see much blue in that guy. And the blue image was pretty much just grey. Red overwhelmed everything.
And finally, I can't imagine Greece thousands of years ago started this conspiracy by calling Mars the red planet so the US could keep future
civilizations from gaining the rich resources on Mars.