posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 06:16 AM
Originally posted by WeRpeons
Can we ever get clear and up close detail photos on Mars? I would think our camera technology is advanced enough to get sharp clear images. If there
are questionable images, why doesn't NASA prove these are just rock formations and release detail up-close pictures?
You'd think a $2.5 Billion Mars rover would have a CCD higher than a measly 2MP wouldn't you.
Because while there are multiple cameras on board curiosity, the CCD's are only a really surprising 2MP..my phone has a higer res than curiosity
does, and it's OLD.
NASA says their imaging experts who designed the camera gear side of the mission 'are used to working with the 2MP units' as if that's a credible
It's beyond shocking and beyond belief that a mission with such a high price tag would send along so low resolution imagers...the sensible
alternative would have been of course to bloody TRAIN the imaging team to work with a 50MP imaging chip instead, but that was too
My personal belief is that NASA has MUCH better optics, MUCH higher res CCD imaging chips, and MUCH better and higher bandwidth burst communications
to enable the transmission of MUCH more imaging data..we're left to squint at the lousey 2mp images because NASA says that's all we have to work