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Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by Larry L
I tried to find any reference to actual newspaper articles, to no avail. All that appear are tales, and hearsay, and such.
Best one is this, but it refers to the "Los Angeles Times", which makes little sense, because this "Valiant Thor" allegedly landed in Alexandria, VA.
I'm beginning to wonder if this whole account of "Thor", and his two "companions" wasn't a form of early "viral marketing" that pre-dates the Internet?
edit on Mon 23 January 2012 by ProudBird because: (no reason given)
On November 20, 1952, Adamski and several friends were in the Colorado Desert near the town of Desert Center, California, when they purportedly saw a large submarine-shaped object hovering in the sky. Believing that the ship was looking for him, Adamski is said to have left his friends and to have headed away from the main road. Shortly afterwards, according to Adamski's accounts, a scout ship made of a type of translucent metal landed close to him, and its pilot, a Venusian called Orthon, disembarked and sought him out.
"If those objects were already on the surface of Venus, what are the chances that Venera 13 and 14, which landed nearly 1,000 kilometers apart, would both land inches away from the only ones in sight and they would be in the same positions relative to the spacecraft? It makes much more sense that it's a piece of the lander designed to break off during the deployment of one of the scientific instruments," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to SPACE.com.
According to NASA, the half-circle components are camera lens covers that popped off the Venera probes after they landed. As for why they appear to be in different places in the two Venera-13 photos, "Venera-13 had two cameras, one in front and one in back. The one image shows the front camera lens cap and the other shows the rear camera lens cap, not one lens cap that moved," said Ted Stryk, a photo editor who reprocesses and enhances many NASA and Soviet space program images.
In fact, the half-circle objects are famous for being lens caps, because the one that popped off Venera-14's camera landed exactly where a spring-loaded arm was meant to touch the Venusian surface in order to measure its compressibility. The lander ended up measuring properties of the cap.
The other photograph highlighted by Ksanfomaliti, which supposedly shows a scorpion-like creature, contains a blur. "The features that Ksanfomaliti shows are nothing more than processed noise, at best, in some particularly bad versions of the images. They are not in the original data," Stryk said.
Or, as Hill put it, the image is an example of "letting your mind see patterns in low-resolution data that simply aren't real."
Originally posted by Lithops
Being here in a neighboring country i've never heard of this before. Anyhow, as we know, different kinds of lifeforms can survive in extreme conditions. So i'd say it's at least plausible. Would love to get some more evidence, of course.
Originally posted by zorgon
Well just like the Mars images... the space craft carried a color chart
So when you see it look like this on Mars... you can be pretty sure the color is not right
post by Blue Shift
What would the place look like if you were just standing there, looking at it with your eyes?
Originally posted by Cassius666
Average temperature is well above 1500 Fahrenheit. Whatever would live there cant be carbon based. Atmosphere is primarily Co2. Our hypothetical scorpion would have to resist high temperatures and breathe the way trees breathe.
- Exactly when and how did this surface temperature of Venus become known?
- Was it before the probes sent by the USA and USSR?
- If not, what were the parachutes and support lines on those probes made of?
Modern color correction, whether for theatrical film, video distribution, or print is generally done digitally in a color suite.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
The question is always going to be philosophical rather than technical.