posted on Mar, 3 2004 @ 02:34 AM
yes yawn. Given the thousands of photographs taken of mars any competent geologist can see from the land formations that there was once flowing
water. The problem is that since they were photographs of Mars they come with all the pre-conceived theories and ideas that prevent a "normal"
interpretation. As has been mentioned , the same problem affects the interpretation of the erosion of the Sphinx, pre-conceived ideas and theories.
Oh by the way Nasa what is all that white stuff at the poles which changes with the seasons.....let me guess frozen carbon dioxide. I have now seen
two photographs which if they were taken on earth would clearly indicate liquid water in lakes. But they are on Mars so they can't be can they. It
must be a trick of the light. Presumably the tracks made by the rovers are not due to wet ground but because of the very fine powder just like the
astronauts footprints on the moon.
Oh another question for Nasa. Why is that every colour photograph has been taken with the right hand IR pancam ? (i.e. always red, including blue
logos and tape around cables, due to the frequency response as explained by Nasa themselves). Why is it that you have a left hand camera capable of
taking decent colour photographs and this is only used to photograph the calibration aid ? (a pointless excercise if you don't intend to use the
camera). If , as you justify, you need to use the IR pancam for detail why take a colour photograph of the lander ? Surely we have anough of
these....in detail!......taken on earch. Oh and in correct colours.
As our favourite Vulcan would say. It's illogical Captain.