reply to post by kdial1
IMHO, you have posted too many pics all together
seriously, i admire your efforts, so i gave a star and a flag to you for your efforts.
That being said, i would like to say that some photos are interesting, some others are questionable and some others are useless at all IMHO, but this
is only my opinion and it's not your fault: simply, if someone mantains a website which purpose is to "discover anomalies on Mars", is clear that
soon or later his motto will be like NoHup's signature: "An anomaly in every image"
Since ATS' motto is Deny Ignorance, we should proceed in a different way, IMHO
Images #1 and #2:
The holes on Mars are an OFFICIAL anomaly, bringed to our attention by NASA himself:
Explanation: Black spots have been discovered on Mars that are so dark that nothing inside can be seen. Quite possibly, the spots are entrances to
deep underground caves capable of protecting Martian life, were it to exist. The unusual hole pictured above was found on the
slopes of the giant Martian volcano Arsia Mons. The above image was captured three weeks ago by the HiRISE instrument onboard the Mars Reconnaissance
Orbiter currently circling Mars. The holes were originally identified on lower resolution images from the Mars Odyssey spacecraft,
The hole is about the size of a football field and is so deep that it is completely unilluminated by the Sun. Such holes and underground caves might
be prime targets for future spacecraft, robots, and even the next generation of human interplanetary explorers.
NASA - Astronomy Picture of the Day
Now it has been assested that they ARE holes, but till the moment that we'll land a rover inside there, i doubt that we will be able to make more
than speculations: anyway they are interesting to say the least, an ACTUAL anomaly which might hide who knows what
i'd humbly suggest to take a look here:
that would be a semi-buried sculpture? I don't think so, but this is just my opinion, and i can't prove it.
is a sculpture, IMHO
By the way: the white rectangle in that image is 1.52 km x 17.84 km (0.944 x 11.085 miles)
so you can make your own calculation in order to determine the size of the alleged head
As Armap already pointed, images 4, 5, and 6 shows Mars Rover spirit's abrasion disk:
There are four types of cameras on board the Mars Exploration Rovers:
- the Panoramic Camera(PanCam)
- the Navigation Camera(NavCam)
- the Hazard Avoidance Camera(HazCam)
- the Microscopic Imager(forclose-upviews)
Those photos have been taken by a Navigation Camera (NavCam)
The caption reads Spirit sol 60:
this means that from the interface that can be found here,
you have to choose this option:
which will bring you to this page:
Now, it could be useful to track the same SOL series (60) taken by another camera, (it seems
that that website NEVER does so): i choose the Front HazCam:
and it shows this page:
i choose one of the four images available and here is a clear image showing Sprit's arm just before, or during or after the drilling.
Try to do the same with the other image and please, let me know if i'm wrong
You can also download this very interesting document [.pdf file] about Mars Rovers Cameras:
Image # 7:
The caption reads:
A Rover mission
might demonstrate something, but since this photo shows an area of the south polar region (btw here there's an interesting
article about Mars temperatures www-k12.atmos.washington.edu...
) i don't think
that we'll see a Rover there for a long time, since (if i'm correct) they had to land within 15-20 degrees from the equator because their energy
source comes from solar arrays.
That photo "demonstrates" noting, IMHO: it's amazing, of course but far away from being EVIDENCE of something.
Image # 8
Jpeg artifacting: taken from a 3d cg rendering instead of from an actual image:
there's a discussion about it here:
i've already posted enough there
Image # 9:
Astounding. But unfortunately, the cube shaped formation only appears in the "enhanced" picture, see comparison between the one posted in that
website and the original ones, processed, in sinusoidal projection and processed but NOT map-projected:
Image # 10:
see image # 7 about the water "evidence" and image # 8 about "tampering" on structures.
Image # 11: Inca city.
Another actual anomaly, one of the most interesting, IMHO.
Many times discussed, i frankly wonder what could be discovered there.
Image # 12:
see image # 8
Image # 13:
It's a ordinary rock IMHO, what else
Image # 14:
and this image
from the same series (sol 126)
before talking about presence of water, all the reflective (levigated) minerals must have been ruled out: has this been made with this pic ?
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