posted on Mar, 12 2013 @ 04:50 AM
reply to post by wmd_2008
No, I don't really think so ... I was just being a bit ironic while referring to your initial catchphrase ('distrusting NASA').
My standpoint in this regard is that NASA:
(a) provides unaltered, authentic imagery
(b) is selective in what is being published or not
This is the message I also convey in my other posts and concerning (a) I'm still waiting for somebody to prove me wrong. Statement (b) cannot be
confirmed or rejected at this point in time. But I suspect that Curiosity, for example, has acquired some additional and interesting pictures that we
don't have access to via the official public archives. But I'm not going to elaborate on that in this thread.
As for the imagery provided by MRO/HIRISE: it is indeed marvelous and (ocassionally) also rich in colors. I frequently analyse HIRISE imagery in
detail using HIVIEW
and can confirm that some of the material displays features that greatly differ
from the uniform reddish look that we usually associate with Mars.
By the way: Have you heard of a concept called "Mars Geoscience Imaging at Centimeter-Scale (MAGIC)"
You can find the PDF here
, I think it would be quite a revolutionary system
if ever realized!
edit on 12-3-2013 by jeep3r because: image