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Originally posted by qmantoo
one quite agrees with you. :-) It is the others who need to be reminded.
I am the one trying to show in a few different threads what might possibly be a suggestion of plant life on Mars.
Originally posted by eriktheawful
That's the one thing I do hate about the black and white or grey scaled images: color would do us a world of good here.
The images on this page were made by combining MI (intensity) and Pancam (hue / saturation) information. The MI (Microscopic Imager) on the robotic arm is capable of taking detailed monochromatic images very close to a target, while the Pancam, at the top of the mast, can provide color information of the general target area. When images from both cameras are merged, the results provide the benefit of close-in detail and color in one product.
Although I cannot see anything with 'blogspot' in the URL(due to my location), I also cannot see how something the average size of 5mm can compact anything and I rate this guess of yours as a bit of a stretch of the imagination. If I had made such a way out guess you would be straight onto it and have been in the past.
My guess would be that it's martian dust/soil, compacted into lines by the surrounding blueberries. Or they might be vein-like concretions,
I hope you will agree that this looks plant-like or fossil-like.
Yes what you say is correct I did save it as a png. There are compression artifacts in all jpg photos why are you pointing out compression artifacts when the arrows point to other structures which are in the original - which is also a jpg. Thats why I gave a link to the original for you to look for yourself and not take my word for it. If you think you can find a better image whoch shows what these really are and which gives weight to your beliefs, then please go ahead. This is a discussion thread not a "lets criticise the methods used by the OP" thread.
Could be might not be but what I can say is there is no real point in zooming in so far that image has jpeg artifacts all over it although you saved it as a png the original was a jpeg.
If you look at the area below the top arrow point you will see lines that look like steps ie straight edges.