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reply to post by funbox
It looks like the reptillion from babylon 5.
As for the spoke/wheel/engine, it does look impressive at first glance, but staring at the zoomed-in image for a moment, to me, it appears to just be a grouping of individual rocks in shadow upon a slightly-raised mound of sand as opposed to one single object.
from sol 520
the clams , im not saying they are clams, well not earth clams, but the resemblance is uncanny
reply to post by Aleister
Please explain how you think the resolution and detail in the zoomed in images is good enough to make claims like that?
yes thats it,thanks funbox
Please tell me im going crazy but is that a tiled floor in this image,just above centre? mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
I think theres going to be an anouncement by nasa which will change the world and our place in it forever.
do you mean ?
Great job funbox and i just say how nice it is that you add a bit of fun to these threads,good on ya. Mars gurning champ lol.
reply to post by jeep3r
ahh resolution, I suppose it all depends on how simplistic you want to see, if it just geometric patterns , then light and dark is all you need, gradations are even more useful for defining curves etc. highlight and shadow is not so heavily dependant on 'resolution' as say for instance, surface texture, color surface detail. simple geometry's, light and dark is all ya need
resolution like revolution is a dirty word, and has way too many meanings, blowing up an image or increasing the pixels hight and width , do not add detail, it just makes it easier to highlight what your talking about
@aliester@ ill leave the cheese clams to you m8 'unclammy'
added you third head from the link , I reckon we have a mars gurning champion here
funBoxedit on 24-1-2014 by funbox because: wolves forced a removal of the teeth