posted on Feb, 8 2004 @ 04:53 PM
Lets start with the images at NASA's press page that include the sundial and see how the described method compares with what they are publishing.
This is after all the evidence they provided to counter the questions of the color.
The sundial looks much like the ones I created from the raw data other than it is reduced in size, and uses A higher level of Jpeg compression.
So lets recreate it and see what our looks like. I would post it right here, but I can't. The raw data for it is not on NASA's site. They must have
it because this image is up on their press page, but they have not yet shared it even though the data was received over a week ago.
This one has a VERY
similar image supposedly from a different Sol[data pacK]. It is unfortunate that NASA has not yet posted the data for this
although they received it over a week ago.
Full Size Image
If you look at the sundial on the full size image you will see that the colors are wrong. They are using L2 in place of L4 again.
Now lets make our own. Guess what?
This time there is data, but their is only data for one small strip, and yes it does include the sundial.
The image on the right is a normal RGB composite. The left has Green reduced 20% and blue reduced 40%.
Notice that the color of the ground is not as red.
Other than the image discussed in Kano's thread there are no more with the sundial on NASA's page.
We cannot verify the work NASA has done to prove the color of Mars.
[Edited on 8-2-2004 by ArchAngel]