posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 05:25 PM
I don't often comment on threads like this one, but I have to say this is very impressive. It seems
clear the strata have been removed for
Why is that?
However, it is hard to believe this was intentionally done for presumed 'conspiratorial reasons', when clearly the unaltered image is still
nonetheless made available by NASA.
OK, I think I have a partial answer.
It has something to do with the filters used in the sequences.
The OP's photos use Filters 5, 6 & 7.
Looking at other panoramic views from Opportunity, I see the same cropping effect with the same filters.
See for example:
Panoramic Camera :: Sol 168
I'm no expert on any of this... Maybe someone can share how these filters are supposed to work?
[edit on 28-1-2008 by loam]