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Originally posted by mikelkhall
reply to post by drfresh
No need to feel stupid. I don't believe there are any stupid questions and the photo does look like farmland.
Originally posted by CaptainBeno
I came across this photo recently on space.com.
..What's your thoughts?
Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
if thats the mars surface, then what in the lalala is that farmland shaped stuff on the bottom of the picture?
Originally posted by Panic2k11
If you noticed when you zoomed in, the area affected is a square that matches the image bands (color bars that subdivide the image) probably a corruption in some place. A dust particle would not be so restricted so it must be some type of digital error.
Originally posted by JesusChristwins
I can see Nasa's answer to these farms...
"Considering that Mars can not, i repeat, can not support life, these stuff that looks like farms are in truth space dush on the len of the satellite's telescope."..
Originally posted by St Udio
the link shows that the image is somehow linked to a January 2012 slideshow
Originally posted by Murad
Just curious, but why would the picture be black and white?, not really much of a camera person, id have thought they would have been in colour.
Originally posted by nepatitan
I took a look at the image and appears the light is coming from the left. The piece on the bottom right of the lander and the solar cell shadows tend to go towards the camera and to the right. If the light was coming from the right I think the edge of the solar panel would show shadow to the left.
Originally posted by davethebear
reply to post by CaptainBeno
I have zoomed in as far as I can on my PC, but still no idea what it is in the picture in the distance.......I presume it is just a speck on the lens.........but I am sure that somebody on ATS will come up with a better answer, someone who has better techno stuff than what I do will have an idea...........................