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What are these? (From MARS clouds)

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Source.

Look very closely at the image...

I'm just curious if there is a simple explanation for what accounts for this?



There are a few other streaks like this example that appear in the series...


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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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Maybe it's a spot of rain.


Or, a bit less plausible, martian-bird-poop.


st.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Are these artifacts of some kind caused by the equipment?

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:37 AM
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Im assuming that these vids are from the rovers. That being said, artifacts, possible data stream interuption, and or glitches due to the aging ROV. If these are not from the rovers, artifacts, or possible data interuption, just looks like some pixelation of the sorts due to the lack of resolution on the camera, and processing of said data.


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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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Originally posted by loam
Is these artifacts of some kind caused by the equipment?
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The streak might be a rain drop.
The bright pixels could be artifacts.

st.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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I just think that it is merely dust being captured in a long exposure.
Nothing more.

Although the atmosphere looks coooool.






posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by SatoriTheory

Originally posted by loam
Is these artifacts of some kind caused by the equipment?
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The streak might be a rain drop.
The bright pixels could be artifacts.

st.


I wasn't aware that it rains on Mars



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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The wee flyer is also being discussed on the other 'Mars clouds' thread.
It doesn't seem to be 'hot pixel' syndrome when there is motion blur in the one frame, and it is unlike dust to be so singular. Perhaps a tiny bit of unburnt cladding off the heat shield?

We need some info on the conditions at the time, although I suppose there could be a light wind or eddy close by, without dust.
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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Watts

I wasn't aware that it rains on Mars


Alot of people were not aware there was clouds on Mars up until NASA made the announcement.

What are clouds? Clouds are just condensed water. That condensed water will have to come down sometime.

Or is the water-cycle only relevant to earth?

st.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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No it does rain on Mars. It actually snows there too, there's a thread in my signature "Water and Life on Mars", and it briefly describes that discovery.

Here's the quote:

A laser instrument designed to gather knowledge of how the atmosphere and surface interact on Mars has detected snow from clouds about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) above the spacecraft's landing site. Data show the snow vaporizing before reaching the ground.

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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Originally posted by loam

Source.

Look very closely at the image...

I'm just curious if there is a simple explanation for what accounts for this?



There are a few other streaks like this example that appear in the series...


edit on 10-8-2011 by loam because: (no reason given)


There is actually another two frames containing what looks like something moving from the bottom left if you look from about frame numbered 600.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by SatoriTheory

Originally posted by Watts

I wasn't aware that it rains on Mars


Alot of people were not aware there was clouds on Mars up until NASA made the announcement.

What are clouds? Clouds are just condensed water. That condensed water will have to come down sometime.

Or is the water-cycle only relevant to earth?

st.

It is supposed to be ice crystals of co2 in Martian skys, if it was h20 it would be wet, but that is not what is supposed to happen, any water is expected to sublimate before reaching anywhere near the ground.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 11:03 AM
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This is what I could find:







There may be one other one.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Originally posted by smurfy

Originally posted by SatoriTheory

Originally posted by Watts

I wasn't aware that it rains on Mars


Alot of people were not aware there was clouds on Mars up until NASA made the announcement.

What are clouds? Clouds are just condensed water. That condensed water will have to come down sometime.

Or is the water-cycle only relevant to earth?

st.

It is supposed to be ice crystals of co2 in Martian skys, if it was h20 it would be wet, but that is not what is supposed to happen, any water is expected to sublimate before reaching anywhere near the ground.


Exactly. Mars doesn't have "rain" as we know it. It may have rained or light drizzled in the past, but Mars doesn't have evening showers and such. Way too cold.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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The motion blurred one could be anything, living or not. No way to know, but it is still interesting for sure.



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