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By comparing the mystery thumbnail to the EDRs ultimately archived we saw that this merge transform involved placing new image data on top of the original image, replacing or obscuring content. The details of the discovery of this merge transform were interesting but will need to be withheld; I haven’t thought of a way to tell that part of the story without hiding Rich’s identify with implausible lies.
It just never really seemed to us any more than pareidolia; seeing shapes you recognize in clouds and other random data.
Originally posted by Wide-Eyes
I am not saying I accept Astro's story as fact but at least I took the time to read the whole thing before throwing around some baseless opinion. Shame on members in the original thread, shame on members in this thread.
I can see why the mods closed it but I would like the original thread reopened and Astro notified so we can maybe have a discussion about it.
All those in favour say aye!
Why would someone be trying to effectively remove data from these images? We stared at the related thumbnails for quite some time without seeing anything absolutely unusual; one did have a mildly interesting rock that was obliterated by the artificially induced blackness, and another had a region of disrupted soil that seemed interesting. Nothing, though, that appeared to us to be of particular scientific importance. But, the thumbnails showed so much less detail than the originals that we began to feel that perhaps you would need to have known what you were looking for in order to have found anything in them. Rich made a comment at the time that stuck with me, “If you or I found an igneous rock in a field of sedimentary rocks, we’d think nothing of it except to think, that rock looks mildly more interesting than the others. But a geologist seeing that exact same scene would be able to read into it the unusual and perhaps unlikely history of that place.”
Originally posted by john124
I suppose I'll read the rest because it's an interesting story, but I'm remaining sceptical that NASA secretly deletes parts of images using technology not freely available, before the Spirit rover team get their hands on the images.
[edit on 8-4-2010 by john124]
Originally posted by Kailassa
Besides, all this speculation about TPTB hiding any information about life on Mars has never answered one question. Why would they bother?
Originally posted by kenton1234
reply to post by Kailassa
"Every 6 months or so there is a new poster here with this degree of writing prowess, writing elaborate fiction while pretending to be someone special. I suspect it's the one author behind all these type of threads, a vampiric writer sustaining himself on our combined credulity."
I started reading another thread a couple of minutes ago and had to come back to this one because the writing seemed so familiar. Check it out: It's called: "Hands up fi you're a little confused".
This poster goes on and on about how weird his life has been says he'll be back in a minute to write more and readers leave the same remarks such as, "oh hurry back can't wait for more ect. ect.
Do you think it could be the same guy?
Originally posted by buddha
a conspiracy is some thing that can NOT be proven. if you have evidence it is no longer a conspiracy. yes?