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A photo is circulating around the web in which tiny images of Earth, Jupiter and Venus can allegedly be seen from the skyline of Mars.
While the astounding image looks very cool, many people are saying the picture is, unfortunately, a fake.
“The landscape color is a bit too saturated for Mars,” explained a blogger for Discover Magazine. “The sky’s the wrong color. The clouds are too numerous, the wrong color as well, and they have that ‘rendered by software’ look to them.”
The blogger admits that while he has experience, his “gut sense” is not always correct—though he does go on to describe the image’s many flaws, including the small “NE” in the bottom left corner of the image, which is used in planetarium software to show directions.
NASA has not commented on the circulating photo—meaning that it is more than likely a fabricated image. Still, it is interesting to guess what the Mars skyline would look like, and hopefully NASA’s Curiosity rover will soon show us what we could previously only imagine in our science fiction fantasies.
Fake. No stars.
So I grab the image and turn up the contrast to ridiculous levels to see if any stars come up out of the gloom.
What I find instead is the moon having a very sharp left edge, as if the moon has been cut and pasted from elsewhere, or at the very least, processed seperately.
As the caption says:
This color image required a fair amount of processing to make a nice-looking release.
More than at first glance.
I suspect the earth and moon were indeeed processed seperately, then pasted onto a blank black background into their supposed proper positions.
edit on 29-12-2013 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
Is this a photograph taken from mars or just an artists rendition of how they think it looks?
It doesn't look right. I thought we would lol like astar from Mars, the way Mars looks to us. Earth looks to big.
The fool says in his heart: "There is no God".
reply to post by alfa1
So you are saying this photo is the outer space equivalent to a model being photoshopped skinnier.
reply to post by CaptainBeno
This Pic. was taken by one of the Apollo Missions . A View of Earth from the Moons Surface . Notice the Lack of Stars in the Picture . Were they Filtered out for a Better View , or is the resolution not detailed enough to Show them ?
i297.photobucket.com...edit on 30-12-2013 by Zanti Misfit because: (no reason given)
Why start a thread using a fake photo?