posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 10:49 AM
Originally posted by CaptainInstaban
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Arken
Night and day is simulated, as well as the shadow effects.
I know you won't believe me so open up google earth and go to say the Eiffel tower, make sure 3D buildings is turned on and you will see that when you
use the sunlight feature, it does the same thing.
The Eiffel Tower is a real object, so maybe there is a real object on Mars, at least that is what I can deduct from your statement.
He's probably talking about the "3D Buildings" option in "GoogleEarth" (the downloadable version -- not "Google Maps".
In that 3D buildings option, you can view some
of the worlds' buildings in 3D superimposed on the aerial/satellite image of the surrounding
land. Those 3D buildings are NOT real pictures, but rather computer-generated CGI 3D models of those buildings, complete with simulated shadow
Also (and pertinent to this thread's topic) you can view the land in GoogleEarth with the terrain turned "on", which will show you the aerial and
satellite images of the land with 3D representations
of the hills, valleys, and mountains. This is done by artificially entering elevation
data into a computer, and the computer then would simulate the 3D terrain.
Keeping this in mind, this "tower" on Mars could easily be a computer glitch in which wrong data was used (for example, the height data of that
particular piece of Mars could incorrectly have been entered into the 3D modeling software as 5000 meters when it should have been -- say -- 5
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