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Originally posted by Chonx
Also, whats the scale on this picture, do you know? Might give us a clue as to how big this thing is.
The resolution depends on the distance to the ground, when closer to the ground the resolution is around 25 cm/pixel, when farther away from Mars (it does not have a circular orbit) the resolution drops to around 50 cm/pixel, as in this case.
Originally posted by babylonstew
i think i read somewhere the cameras have a resolution of 12m per pixel and 120m per pixel or something liek that?
Everything is casting shadows in the same direction, look with more attention and you will see it.
Originally posted by AGENT_T
Nothing else seems to be casting much in the way of a shadow except this.
The shape of the shadow only shows the width of the object, the height can not be known, even if we know the angle between the sunlight and the horizon (the measurement Internos posted, 19º), because we do not know the angle between the ground and the horizon, a shadow projected on a wall is not the same as a shadow projected on a downslope.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
And the shape of the shadow is one of something really thin and tall that is not consistent with the rest of the landscape.
The shadow has the right direction, I wonder why you don't see that.
Originally posted by saturnus1962
The "shade" is pointing the wrong direction! Look at the other things, the light is clearly coming from the northwest side of the picture. The "shade" of the object is pointing the same way!