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Originally posted by djerwulfe
Any NASA spokesperson who claims that the anomaly may be heat-shield or parachute, but it is uncertain, is a liar.
Any research team would be painfully aware of the locations and appearances of their own nearly priceless equipment that just successfully made a historic acheivement.
Besides, they can view the images at much higher quality than they're published.
See ESA. They allow you to download the images at higher quality than NASA.
The fact that I'm ignored at ATS does not discourage me.
The "new" Phoenix anomaly is not new.
Originally posted by cactusjacks
Ok , Iwas surfing the web, on the new lander photos through JPL's site and Saw a strange image in the back round of one of the images here is the link to it , phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu... I was having a hard time thinking thats it just as image error isnt that a super camara taken those pic , hope the ATS Members can draw some thought on it thanks.
you have to admit, its a curious image. Maybe you could make a few calls so they can come up with the super resolution images of the target already? Or if the phoenix is mobile like the rovers, have it go over there to say "cheese" and take a closeup photo and put this thing to rest.
Originally posted by qxlb52
I have to agree with the people who think its the braking chute draped over a hillock. I also agree we should wait for HD pictures to come in because the first ones will just be confirmatory photos of the Phoenix's solar arrays and digging equipment. Its whats under the surface of the region that intriques me. What will they find?
I use to work for the 6594th Radar Orbital Data Squadron outta Sunnyvale, CA. and we did work for NASA all the time. (Mostly satellite and Space Shuttle stuff but still fun.) Their just making sure everything is okay with Phoenix and they have some good terrain to dig in.
Originally posted by un4gvn1
I'll bet NASA's airbrushing dept. is working overtime for the next 90 days.
Originally posted by cruzion As the ground freezes and thaws, it expands and contracts, causing vertically significant land mass to slowly break down, and for depression to fill up. It acts like a really slow shaker to level everything off. Combine that with wind erosion and deposition, and it's going to be pretty featureless.