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At the center of the image is the view back down Mount Sharp, the 3-mile-tall (5-kilometer-tall) mountain that Curiosity has been driving up since 2014. Rounded hills can be seen in the distance at center-right; Curiosity got a closer view of these back in July, when the rover started to see intriguing changes in the landscape. A field of sand ripples known as the "Sands of Forvie" stretches a quarter- to a half-mile (400 to 800 meters) away.
At the far right of the panorama is the craggy "Rafael Navarro Mountain," named after a Curiosity team scientist who passed away earlier this year. Poking up behind it is the upper part of Mount Sharp, far above the area Curiosity is exploring. Mount Sharp lies inside Gale Crater, a 96-mile-wide (154-kilometer-wide) basin formed by an ancient impact; Gale Crater's distant rim stands 7,500 feet tall (2.3 kilometers), and is visible on the horizon about 18 to 25 miles away (30 to 40 kilometers).
originally posted by: lux666
why there are 2 hotspots there?
top left= yellow,
top right = blue
I always wondered what this disney version are Nasa showing now.
since four decades ago usa has avoided to show the true colors of mars.
russia also showed best colour or mars satellites and plantet decades ago.
chinese versions of mars also with the colors of mars altered.
people has been manipulated since the 60's.
if you check the unaltered released moon landing movie, you can watch the transparency in the astronauts...
humans are not transparent...
so good movie, then.
you dont spend millions to get a fake color.
full silence from the maker of the lens and camera.
why all those protecting layers for a simple color?
mhmm... what could be the cause?
originally posted by: lux666
1)ah, a time delayed photo?
yes, that could explain the 2 spots on the sky..
maybe the curiosity spend a lot of hours there?
or moved around and arrived at the same exact point to take the photo?
2)the colour that people about mars have been changed.
on the past century there were missions that photographed the ice on mars in the mornings, and the tones of the sky changed.
there were also russian probes with different tones of mars.
nasa says that is impossible for them to get true colors, but do we have photos from telescopes with better quality, and also the photos of the probes on mars in the past century were with high quality.
for example, if comparing the yellow gold color in the probes on earth before launching, and then compared with the color showed by nasa on mars, there were a change of color.
decades ago I saw on the nasa facilities footage of the "moon landing", on those devices, exactly as the people saw it in that time.
as I am of the old guard, I can tell you that the people shown on those tv screens were not transparent. even if the transmission were in black and white, you couldnt and shouldnt see that is behind a person, because human bodies are not transparent, and less if they are using a space suit, which is also not transparent.
if you have a camera that can take and display lot of colors, ultra resolution, and you only see a few, altered colors , where yellow is not yellow, for example. is logical to ask why do not use the colors that the camera is able to send?
time ago nasa showed an image that has yellow (that can be compared with the original photo taken before the launch)
and that image that showed nasa as "true colors in mars" has not the yellow of the device.
then it is a lot of effort to not show the original colors of mars, (or closer).