King neptune: can you tell me where you found your photo?
There is a software product provided by NASA, it is called “NASA World Wind”. It can be downloaded for free, and it gives you a satellite image of
the Earth. One can spin the globe and zoom in to just miles above the surface. The history of this software is explained here on Wikipedia :
I have been seeking reliable satellite pictures of both our North and South poles. When I became aware of NASA’s World Wind, I immediately spun the
earth around and went looking for the poles.
Here is the North Pole via World Wind. Clouds and weather across the continents and arctic ocean area, snow or ice on northern Canada, Russia,
Greenland is a continent of ice… but what is that being blurred out at and around the North Pole area?
This is zooming in… Greenland is still in photo. But what are we seeing of the Arctic ocean?
For those of you who are not familiar with what satellite photography can get you, here is an example of the detail one can get of San Francisco, on
World Wind… very zoomed in, lots of detail, streets and buildings, the Golden Gate bridge… I could have zoomed in further.
But when you zoom in to look for the detail on the top of Greenland… you can’t get the same level of detail ... why no detail? You can see the
inset image in the upper right showing the location of Greenland.
Here is what you get when you move over the arctic zooming in to a lower level… it switches to images with no arctic ice, to “represent” the
My only conclusion, is that NASA won’t show us true aerial or satellite photography of the approximate 2000 square mile area of the north arctic
ocean area. What could be there they don’t want us to see?
Here's the World Wind South pole image:
And when you begin to zoom in, lots of white, hard for the naked eye to notice much:
When I use Photoshop's Adustment Curves tool, to darken tones it can identify, I get this. Notice the appearance of brush marks, the shading strokes
don't go in straight lines, they look feathered. Even across the ocean in the upper left, the shading looks feathered. All the interesting
geometrical patterns across the continents on the right and lower parts can not be a natural occurrence in nature.
I demonstrate the effect of changing tone ranges in the image so that you can see the detail that the eye normally glances over. Go back to the first
South pole image, and see if you would have noticed the feathered curves of what appears to be brush strokes to blur and smudge the real image.
For me, it raises a lot of questions… what is being blurred out so that we can’t see the real Antarctica and South Pole, and the real North Pole
and arctic ice, from an aerial perspective? Is there something significant there which must be kept hidden from the world?
Does it concern me? Yes I am concerned.
If anyone has links to specific reliable pictures of either pole, I would appreciate your reply.
[edit on 25-2-2009 by KathyT]