posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 10:41 AM
Originally posted by VoidHawk
Whatever the reason, we are NOT seeing the original.
I'd prefer to see UN-stitched UN-cloned photo's.
The original (or "originals", considering the OP's image was a mosaic made up of a bunch of smaller images) is available for anyone to see here:
As other have already pointed out, the reason for the anomaly is that the OP's image was stitched together from smaller ones, and there are
duplications of rocks at the seams. That is very clear from looking at the originals, which are readily available on NASA's and JPL's websites.
The general public likes to see the stiched-together mosaic panoramas. If they only presented the smaller pictures (un-stitched together), it would
be difficult to get a sense of what we are seeing. The context that the whole panorama gives is helpful.
Duplications of the image around the seams of the stitching is probably hard to avoid, so we are going to get those errors. HOWEVER, if you want to
do research, just look at the original smaller images that the mosaic was created from.
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