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Originally posted by flipflop
reply to post by 0bserver1
I don't see anything other than rocks and more rocks, of course their surroundings and meteorological events will influnce their final exterior appearance, that is logical enough, as for those in the image being part of statues or maybe the ones with holes being a part of a large block of martian cheese, I don't know. but we seem to be comparing how these rocks look as opposed to how earth rocks look, a bit like comparing how we look and how and alien looks, of course we are going to be different, both looking strange to the other..just like the rocks.. as far as I can see I would be happy to cut em up and examine their content and determine their age etc... I don't think we will find a martian picasso....
Here is a cropped section from the downloaded image.
That's exactly what I expected you to say ArMaP.
The "enhanced" sections on the image posted in OP were obvious, the changes you made may not be obvious for all people, mostly to those that do not have a properly calibrated monitor and, because of that, may not notice the difference to the original.
The OP used some enhanced sectional crops to highlight detail, so what's the problem.
If you can do any better with the image, I would be grateful if you would present your version.
At least my version shows up some interesting detail that cannot be seen clearly in the downloaded original.
I find it quite amazing that some people do not seem prepared to accept the truth of what is actually on the martian surface.
We've had images from the Phoenix, the two MER's and now Curiosity that have displayed plenty of tiny-sized civilization evidence.
As another member has said on ATS, people will not believe what is really there until it is in their face, so to speak. Even then, there will still be deniers.
ArMaP, All I ask is that you produce an improved image of the same sectional crop that I posted above and include your version in an animation so that comparison can be made with the downloaded version.
The image I produced, as you can see from the animation, is a vast improvement on what we are being led to believe is the real deal, when it isn't.
What many genuine researchers want to see are the changes in the colour of the geology and the terrain in general. Also, what colour is the sky where Curiosity is located? Are there any signs of grass or any other vegetable matter on the terrain? The current selection of released images do not give viewers the opportunity to make that determination.
It's also obvious that many of the Curiosity images are slightly out of focus.
Yes, I know the colour range of gif's is limited.
All I ask is for you to produce an image that is sharper than the downloaded image if that particular NASA image is indeed the original version.
The downloaded image is 1344 pixels wide. After making the crop the width was 1065 pixels. The image was then resized using bicubic interpolation from 1065 pixels to 1000 pixels. The 580 pixels smaller image was obtained from the 1000 pixels image which was then softened and then sharpened. The same aspect ratio was maintained for this process. No other changes or adjustments were made to the 580 pixels image.
The focus of the downlaoded image is terrible, like many of the other Curiosity images.
Could it possibly be that the sharpness of these images is being changed by the image handlers to visually confuse the viewer?
I think both versions, yours and mine, show that the images we are downloading may not be the true originals.
Our modified images are definitely sharper without any degradation of the finer detail.
Originally posted by arianna
Here is an animation of the view posted in the OP showing the difference between the downloaded original and my sharpened version. I have made some adjustments to the image to give it a more natural appearance.
There are many tiny structures showing in the sharpened version that are unable to be realized in the downloaded NASA original. See if you can spot any of them.