Originally posted by Char-Lee
reply to post by eriktheawful
Thanks for going to the trouble. it is a very interesting area with all kinds of interesting shapes, to bad everything is JUST beyond getting a good
look at. Sure would love to walk around there a bit!
Guess if they forget to remove some big stonehinge people will finally be awed!
While there are no stone hinges or towering martian statues that are plain to see......the views are still very interesting.
If you go to this link here: Curiosity Sol 24
(and by the way, they are already posting
Sol 26 pictures, they aren't done yet, but there are more since I made my earlier post), once you are at the link, you can scroll down to the full
data product for either the left or right NavCam.
Once you have done that, notice the time stamps on the photos. Open up a different tab each photos that are close together in their time stamps. Then
click on the Full Resolution links of each. Now use your mouse and click on each tab in order.
You can see the motion of the cameras panning.
Okay, maybe that's not that exciting as say, finding Marvin Martian pointing his ACME Disentagrating Gun at the rover.......But there are other
things you can do too, just for the fun of it:
If you play with photoshop or paint programs, you can download the full images, and since they are greyscaled, you can make your very own color images
of what you think Mars should look like.
Take a look at the photos that are showing those rock strata off in the distance, play with the colors and contrast to bring them out, and simply
enjoy the beauty of seeing ancient geological processes that happened on another world.......
Again, I know, I know....it's not as exciting say if one of the cameras spotted a warrior helmet belonging to John Carter from Edgar Rice Burroughs,
But let us keep in mind that while Curiosity can give us some images that can be breath taking, that's not what it is there for.
I see a LOT of complaints on these boards about that. 2.5 billion dollars spent on Curiosity, was not spent so that we could sit here and Ooooo and
Ahhhhh over very pretty pictures.
If we want that, we need to get Nat Geo to send their own rover.
Curiosity is mainly there for the scientist and geologists that want to study Mars and to try and understand it's history in the crater it's in.
Hopefully it just might find fossilized life in the rocks. But remember, it more than likely will not be some huge dinosaur fossil (I could be wrong
though). More than likely it will be some strange looking single celled fossil.
And I can already see the posts on here claiming that even after finding something like that, the dissapointment that it wasn't a Martian Mummy
However, in the mean time, I would like to point something out to everyone:
Yes, there have been a LOT of "OMG! Look At This (insert object here) Found On Mars!" threads since Curiosity landed. And I know it drives a lot of
people up the wall.
But I'm happy to see them to tell you the truth. Because it shows how much interest there is in Curiosity. Even if many are just hoping to catch
"something that NASA missed" either because they think NASA hides everything, or because they think they are better than NASA at spotting things.
To me it doesn't matter. I'm just glad to see so many people willing to look up and out there instead of only staring at their feet.