posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 08:09 PM
I did some googling to learn more about Clementine and the pictures, obviously my earlier assumption was off. My specific phrase for googling was
"False-color images of Clementine".
Zorgon's 2006 Thread
was first on the list! ATS has some great SEO goin' on,
I tells ya.
Anyhow, aside from being highly entertained and enlightened by the "Original OP," Zorgon, and the content contained within his post, the other link,
below my aforementioned search query was for The Lunar Planets Institutes page for
. Check out the beautiful shots that ol' darlin' orbiter took, more specifically, the Albedo
Now, if you're a fan of Astrophotography like I am, surely you know that the majority of images we look at are false-color
images. They are,
in essence an artist/application's interpretation. It's like stylized animation. This provides more for the average person's eyes to read than
Someone has already mentioned this above, but the images were originally on a gray scale... perhaps NASA's artists intentionally upped the contrast
on some craters to pique the interest of some of the populace? Or their applications contain AI and a subtle sense of humor.
I personally feel like we're making a mountain out of a mole hill in this discussion.
Oooh, also a result from the googling fest, Wikipedia - Albedo
. Let yer brain chew on that!
[edit on 20-8-2008 by Rashaverak]