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The Spring has Sprung
After 21 days on mars Sol 21, NASA has finally posted the definitive picture showing us that this is simply a spring and now I can identify it for myself as a compression spring. I believe that it is still a bit of a mystery why it buried its self so deeply in the soil considering that they have had some clumping issues with the soil but this may be easily explained with a drying effect of the descent rockets or their dusting the surface as the lander descended. I believe that 21 days is a bit long to finally post a good clear image of this, and I'm still a bit puzzled as to why the they used such a poor resolution on 6-09-2008 Sol 15.
Originally posted by black_suburbans
-everyone with 5mpixel cellphones
-nasa cameras are the size of small suitcases and have 1024x1024 B&W resolution
anyone buying this BS? There shouldn't be a single fuzzy tiny picture anywhere. To think with our technology even in consumer products and were relegated to 1024 res cameras on these probes is downright laughable. I'm quite sick of all the nasa BS and them keeping everyone in the dark.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by black_suburbans]
Funny you are the only one besides me to see the FACE the lander is parked over top of. It looks like a MASK,yet smoothed ,I'm sure,by nasa masking team to look smoothe,without more distinct features.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by sos37
It appears more like tubing with a 6-sided head that a wrench can tighten. Look at the head closer, it's not round.
ALSO, there are some repeat images from previous days. Did you all notice the one that looks like a hollow pottery head that has been broken?
Originally posted by Seaman_Richie
It's of Earthly origin don't wet your pants peeps.