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Something is definitely up. They DID take down those Mars Curiosity thumbnails. Proof:

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:08 AM
reply to post by AmatuerSkyWatcher

I already posted this like ~10 posts above

Great minds think alike

Originally posted by Spotless
Notice the how the image is called on wiki :

Now lets check the nasa version:

See a problem ? "E1_DXXX.jpg" on wiki and "l1_DXXX.jpg" on nasa

Switch the letter and you can access all lowres images on nasa's page.
Like this:

And be less paranoid please.

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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:15 AM

Originally posted by ladyteeny
what strikes me is this... those square depressions on the tracks of the tyres... they're filled with earth and stones, while the rest of the track is relatively clean. to me this unequivocally indicates moisture, .. mud... if there were no moisture it wouldn't be able to build up in those depressions. or not?

I think that is a hole in the track and you are looking straight though it and seeing the ground.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:16 AM
I worked with a guy that had been employed by JPL to work on 1992 Mars Observer project. When that project was lost on the way to Mars, so was his job. The interesting thing that he told me was that he was on the team that was to get the data stream first for them to review before they released it to the "Live" feed that was shown to the world. Based on that, I have no doubt that NASA/JPL is scrubbing the Curiosity data.

On the positive side, the size of the data coming from Curiosity is a lot bigger than what would have had to be screened for public consumption back in 1992, so we may have a lot more items that are missed by the editors of the pictures/data that is finally released to the general public.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by AmatuerSkyWatcher

It doesn't work with this thumbnail.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:22 AM
reply to post by Spotless

My bad, good work! I didn't read the whole thread first.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:26 AM
reply to post by zilebeliveunknown

They are still downloading sol3 images from the rover. It'll be some time until all the high res versions are down. The pic you have shown is a newer image. If you read the top of the page where the images are, 15 new images have been added to sol3 catalogue today. They had 15 yesterday also. I suspect we will keep getting more and more over time.

This is not only true for sol 3, but sol 0 and sol 1. New images are being added everyday. They have just started getting the images down from sol10 now too.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:27 AM

Originally posted by UnixFE
reply to post by ladyteeny

Good catch about the rocks already embedded in the wheel. But how does it get there? In order to be stuck in this depression the wheels have to turn and the rover move over the ground. But is the rover already driving around (officially)?
Heard something about software updates and system checks. Nothing about 'we are driving around there already'. Maybe the wheels turned during a system test but still a bit strange to see it there.

On the other hand you can see this even in the thumbnail. Not really good quality but good enough to see it so this can't be the reason to hide the high quality pic.

There are also rocks and dust on top of rover, so I guess it was kicked up during the descent.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:36 AM

Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
reply to post by BigBrotherDarkness

I'm in agreement. Question, if the Rover hasn't actually been mobile yet, how is there disturbed articles of debris, and also dirt on the landers tracks?

Because it kicked up a lot of dust and stones during the landing. This is why camera protection was completely covered in dust as well.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:45 AM
Haven't read every post but has anybody zoomed right in on the odd rock that looks cleaner then the rest of the rocks, by the wheel, zoomed right in on iPad and it looks like there a figure carved into it
maybe just a unfortunate shadow?
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 11:54 AM
Hi, where is this finger you are talking about? I cant find it.

Oh BTW, just saying.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:05 PM

Originally posted by Aliensun

Originally posted by billy197300
The henryconspire dude that spammed you.....that is the only thing he did since the profile was created. Me thinks he doesn't like you.

This a bit late response, but consider that joining was done for a specific purpose and not just some clown.
Otherwise, why that amount of effort?

True. One more thing to add to the weird pile, over night the admins off topiced most of my posts on this that were completely relevant to the OP.......wth? All this time I have been on STS and I have never had that happen.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by AmatuerSkyWatcher

It's not new image, they posted it a week ago, new images are labeled with asterisk, scroll all the way down on raw images page and you'll see 15 new added.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:20 PM
During the landing on day SOL 0, I too checked out the thumbnails and going back just now, cannot find the one I saved that first day.

The closest similar image can be found at NASA SOL 0 raw image page.
(Front Hazcam: Left A
2012-08-06 06:23:19 UTC)

Compare this one from day one

Direct Link

(I highlighted a few anomalies I noticed)

The thumbnails at NASA's site are now
bad resolution and pixelated at little magnification.

I must agree with OP.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:42 PM
Did anyone consider the possibility the NASA website is getting hammered with so many hits, that they decided to throttle the connection by serving lower quality images to people outside the .gov, .edu, and .mil domains? T3 / OC3+ tier-1 bandwidth costs money, ya know.
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posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:50 PM
Here is whats going on in my opinion. I have seen shots from the Curiosity photos. And I saw a Teddy Bear, some numbers and other things.

Point is, I think that Mars was once inhabited by people like us. And whatever entity, is trying to destroy this planet in the same way it did Mars.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 12:50 PM
reply to post by impaired

Am I the only one who can see a pencil on the bottom left of the tyre??

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:03 PM
reply to post by Spotless

Actually its more than just a little typo.

What on the site now:

Original link from wiki:

The target path for the image has changed...just sayin

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:06 PM
Hello All

Some say what is the deal by putting up low resolution photos? The deal is that in HD you can see everything but not so much in a lower resolution. Take for instance newsmen on tv. They didn't have to think twice about their face issues and such because a little makeup hid all their defects. Now with HD resolution, you can see each pimple, scar, or whatever on their face. They had to make a special makeup to put on them to hide their blemishes again.

I am so surprised that people didn't see this coming anyway. They smudged moon photos and classified others. They had a freudian slip when they said that images would be in HD and color. Now they have to find some way to hide all this again.

take care

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:10 PM
And just above and left of the pencil,
It's obvious the rover rolled over and cut off a Martian finger.
So now we have a poor 9(?) fingered Martian running around.

posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 01:15 PM
reply to post by impaired

See the high res pic you posted, well look at the far right of that picture. There is a totally black hole on the rover, in ALL the other holes you see something, What would cause that hole to be completely black? Did they forget to fill that one in?

I just thought I'd throw it out there... Sorry if it's already been said.

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