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Strange Artifacts on Mars? Cosmic Cube or shiny rock?

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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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I posted a thread while ago about some smudges on some NASA Spirit photos that I was convinced were airbrushed and tampered with.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Turns out they weren't, but when analyzing what caused the "image artifacts" I discovered something that is pretty cool and I would like to share. Let us discuss, because that's the point of ATS and I get so irritated by the "nothing to see here's". There is always something to see.

The smudges in question were caused by a highly reflective light source. That much I can say for certain, beyond that you decide.

There are two anomalies in question. They were first imaged on Sol 1352



It was pointed out in the other thread that these were processing errors in the images.

Either way, NASA was intrigued and on Sol 1354 the same two objects were imaged again using the L7 and R1 filters.


I have combined the following image using two from Spirit and labeled the anomalies.



The Panoramic camera on Spirit is equipped with many filters see here...

Pancam Filters


Sol 1356 - Spirit imaged each of the objects using the L2, L5, and L7 filters.

A false color composite is shown below for each.

Anomaly A



Anomaly B



Granted the RGB images were composited from other images that all had the "image artifact", so there is information loss, but still there is some detail to be seen.


And NASA must still be interested because here we go.

Sol 1361- Spirit images each anomaly again, this time using its full complement of Pancam filters. L2-L7 and R1-R7, thirteen different filters.

These are false color composites of each using the L4, L5, and L6 images.

Anomaly A



Anomaly B



Every picture taken of these two objects produced the same "image effect", except for one.



This image was taken using the L7 filter. It is the only image of either object imaged by Spirit that isn't affected by the "image artifacts", and there is a considerable amount of detail to be gleaned.




So what say you ATS? Cosmic Cube or shiny rock?








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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Probably just a shiny rock

Nothing to see...

It's not an UFO or entity.

Looks pretty though.
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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Likely just a chunk of metal that has buffered itself up we get rocks like that on earth natural rocks that have shines to them. Theres an interesting science about how different rocks get different finishes to them.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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I don't know buddy, it looks like a shiny rock, I don't even know what a cosmic cube is. I doubt it Aliens have holes in their pockets and dropped something. But cheers for the post and pics of Mars, your work is appreciated



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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I am open to this explanation. It is awesome though how bright these things must be. They are reflecting a lot of light that's for sure.
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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Um...your mars water is showing....

I think it would be of more use to try to figure out what was digging in the wet sand to get a drink....



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:08 PM
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I'm letting it show.. There are answers right out there in front of us we just have to find them. They may lead to more questions but that's a start.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:09 PM
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It might not even be as shiny as the camera perceives it; it could have a slight gloss that maybe the position of the sun or other environmental problems that might make it reflect more light.

I think what I originally said is most likely anyway, go to a desert and you have smooth stones, its the same thing but on something that appears to have a metallic finish.
It could even be a metal that has a low freezing point, maybe its a chunk of mercury that has recently solidified (Mars surface being about -55c and mercury freezing at -38c then the surface getting up to a peak of 28c rapid changing).



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:16 PM
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That sounds reasonable. What intrigues me is that each filter is geared to a specific frequency of light with a narrow band pass, yet every image no matter what filter its taken from shows the same "image artifact" An "image artifact" that isn't readily apparent in many Mars photos.

That tells me that it is something highly reflective, light across the spectrum. Some type of metal would fit that bill. But is that to be expected? Chunks of metal on Mars?
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:18 PM
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Shiny rock of course.

The highlights being blown out is not evidence of anything. I see nothing in the images to indicate anything worth troubling with.

I don't really get your point or why you posted this?



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:20 PM
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I don't know what is on Mars but something is there that will tell us that at one point there was life there. I'm not talking biological but actual humans. We are talking millions of years ago, heck maybe even billions. Colonization of other Earth like planets are taking place at this time.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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The "highlights being blown out" IS the evidence. That's not a common thing in Spirit photographs. And that's what spurs us to find out more. These objects are substantially brighter than everything around them. I posted it because it's interesting. NASA thought it was interesting apparently or they wouldn't have paid so much attention to it. In the color pictures the objects look like shiny jewels.

Why wouldn't I post this.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Looks like a piece of aluminum foil to me. I guess polluting our own planet and oceans wasn't enough. Not we're finding our trash on other planets!!



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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We should expect it from all planets, I think most of earth's metals comes from meteorites. I see no reason why mars was not hit by one.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Frost?

I can see some of the same white patches on other rocks right there around the big one. Mars is cold. There are frozen gasses there like CO2, ammonia and such?



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 03:01 PM
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NASA may be so interested cause it may be a blue diamond and if it is that sucker is twice the size of the Hope Diamond!!! Who wouldn't be interested in that? On top of that you need carbon organisms to have died there to produce a diamond to begin with, so in a way it would be a very valuable AND important find!



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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It wouldn't form with a glaze, you've seen frost on earth. It would then effectively be like a plume of snow. Rather than something with a shine to it.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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Looks like the foam from their Hoax rocks. Someone forgot to paint one side of it and it got turned over and photographed somehow.
Honestly it looks like an anomalous lens artifact of some kind.

I am looking forward to when Curiosity lands at the base of that mountain on Mars. We should get a look at some really cool stuff then.



posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 04:29 PM
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a quartz crystal?
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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by Xertious
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It wouldn't form with a glaze, you've seen frost on earth. It would then effectively be like a plume of snow. Rather than something with a shine to it.

Contrast is too high on the picture? Shadow and light are harder to resolve in differing environments like Mars for instance. There is almost no atmosphere to degrade the image. Edges are crisp and contrast between light and dark are difficult for the image software to resolve. Light reflecting from the pure driven CO2 snow or frost is photo "bright". Here are some other examples of "shine". The last one is from orbit. These are all frost.









Frost on Mars

There are a ton of man made bits on mars from various missions. Heres one:

litterbugs



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