posted on Jun, 13 2013 @ 07:30 AM
reply to post by jeep3r
Zooming in wouldn't help, the resolution is simply too low.
Curious that isn't it..well, not for the 1960's or 70's, but for the 21st century on a mission that cost more than $2.5 Billion, to include a maximum
(stated and published) resolution of just 2mp is highly odd in my opinion.
If i were a conspiracy theorist that thought in a cynical way, It's almost as though the images destined for the public are deliberately low pixel
resolution...for some reason.
According to the official version of why only 2 MP CCD's were used on Curiosity (actually less than 2 MP, as 1600 x 1200 equals only 1.92 MP) a 21st
century interplanetary probe costing as much as several hospitals or schools...the answer is (apparently) that NASA engineers 'are familiar' with that
particular CCD and it is quite customisable'...yeah...right.
We are to assume then that NASA engineers are unable to fathom or grasp newer, higher resolution devices, but can design, direct and land a $2.5
Billion spacecraft and probe accurately.
I suspect there is plenty to see on Mars and elsewhere in our system, that 'they', for whatever reason, don't wish the public to have access to, but
sadly the images in this thread only show (IMHO) a speck of blown dirt or dust on the lens of the crappy camera.
The pixelisation around the dark area is a clue that the black object is very small and very close to the lens...equals dust IMO.
edit on 13-6-2013 by MysterX because: added text