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When Nasa's two Viking landers picked up and examined samples of Martian soil in 1976, scientists found no evidence for carbon-rich molecules or biology.
But after the Phoenix Mars Lander discovered the chlorine-containing chemical perchlorate in the planet's "arctic" region in 2008
Originally posted by amari
As far as releasing any photos or segments of the photos I would have to get permission to do so and the possibility of copy writes may come into play. y]
Originally posted by zorgon
Originally posted by amari
As far as releasing any photos or segments of the photos I would have to get permission to do so and the possibility of copyrights may come into play. y]
There is no copyright issue. Since any of the images from Viking or the Rovers belong to NASA and hence automatically fall into public domain to US Taxpayers... your argument is moot
Any attempt to copyright NASA works by anyone else is fraud.
Now cough up the goods
I feel we have the capabilities to zoom in on a grain of sand both here on Earth and other planets so why.....the blurry photos?
Originally posted by JR MacBeth
Over thirty years later, what do we have? Essentially the same thing. Technology has quadrupled in every direction, but the public is OK with blurry photos!
From its vantage point of 425 miles in space, the 4,300-pound GeoEye-1 satellite orbits the Earth and focuses its powerful lens on the surface below, snapping electronic images that can resolve objects on the ground as small as 41 cm across (16 inches). That's approximately the size of home plate on a baseball diamond. These images are typically processed and sold to the military for mapping and to companies like Google, which makes them available to the public through its platform Google Earth. (Because of federal regulations, the publicly-available images are slightly lower resolution -- approximately 50 cm).
On a typical Lunar Orbiter mission, the photographic system provided high-resolution pictures of 4,000 square miles of the Moon's surface with enough clarity to show objects the size of a card table.
Originally posted by antar
I figure it is because WE are the Martians...
Originally posted by bestideayet
I always knew that this planet had life. I would liek to hear your thoughts, considering this is a top news story on ATS. People seem to have a great interest in Mars. I just finished watching MOON also, and that got me thinking about colonization. What is stopping us from the whole "colonizing Mars" issue? Money? Atmosphere?
I'm not too schooled in this, but I really find it fascinating.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by weedwhacker
But, how many "IKONOS"-type level satellites, capable of that quality, are currently orbiting the Moon,