In reply to the idea that the photo is taken on Earth, and said to be from Mars... consider this:
NASA does not hire morons...and if there is an attempt to deceive the public, on such a large scale, moronic miscalculations are NOT a factor ie:
photographing a picture with a rodent in it.
I offer a challenge: Pretend that you are the head of NASADC, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Deception Committee, (Obviously this is
made up, go with me). Your security clearance is Level 1 - Top Secret and more than likely have full access to NASA's bank funds to do whatever you
You are told create a Mars scene and photograph pictures that will be shown to the entire world, with NASA's name and reputation on the line.
- You would hire the best topographical set designers on planet Earth
- You would hire the most distinguished building contractors to mock up the photo chamber
- You would hire the most accurate lighting directors paired with outer space engineers to match the lighting of the Sun to the photo itself.
- You would hire geologists to match the rock types, colors, shape, ect to match those from speculative Mars features based on completed, research
based case studies and scientific findings.
- You would pluck the most established video and photo editors and present them with the top of the line photoediting and virtual realty software that
money can buy, and limitless amounts of time.
And in the end, oops, a rat crawled onto the center of the photo, and even though you probably took 50 other pictures just as a precaution, you're
going to select THIS one to send out.
I know the idea of finding a conspiracy on the internet is mind boggling to the common anonymous blogger but you honestly have to consider what is at
stake here...any picture worth talking about is not going to make it Google Images. The main thing you underestimate is yourselves... NASA is fully
aware of conspiracy theories and sites like ATS, and the precautions that I listed above exist precisely because people like US will not let them off
the hook. Don't belittle yourselves by goose-chasing after anything less than the big picture
Don't be decieved