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March 1, 2015

Marathon Valley

Sol 3945 ( Feb 28, 2015 ) false color panorama looking south towards Marathon Valley:


The drive on sol 3945 was about 25 meters southwards. Looks like the final push to the Spirit of St. Lewis crater and Marathon Valley has begun.

posted by hortonheardawho at 11:12 AM EDT | Discussion (3)

February 28, 2015

Cat and dog on Mars

This is the original NASA photo, I didn't manipulated. You can clearly see here something that resembles cat and dog Smile

posted by Wojciech at 6:20 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

February 16, 2015

Dimming Mars

I was looking at Mars tonight at about 7:48 pm cst.
And it was white in colour and then it dimmed a couple times, and then was almost impossible to see. I told a friend and a phew seconds later it did it again. He also see this. After this it returned to its relish colour.I believe it happend 3 times. I know Venus is close to it. Can anybody explain this

posted by J at 8:58 PM EDT | Discussion (1)

February 16, 2015

Strange Plumes on Mars

We have seen these before what causes them?


posted by Kevin at 11:37 AM EDT | Discussion (20)

January 27, 2015

Leaking Defrosting Dunes


These are for you Winston. Must look at original original size.

Spring sublimation



posted by MRO HiRISE Images at 8:06 PM EDT | Discussion (5)

January 24, 2015

Magnify sand samples

Lake bed sand samples on earth contain many
signs of biological activity; cytoskeletons and diatomaceous earth to name a few. Can CURIOSITY sample and magnify some sand in the lake bed it is now? Or if they have, could someone direct me to the photos.

posted by Michael Dellacava at 4:55 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 20, 2015

Lake bed sand

Lakes beds on earth contain remains of organisms ; like diatomaceous earth or
cytoskeletons. Can Curiosity just sample some of the lake bed and magnify the sand?
Also, where can I find the rovers microscope images?

posted by Michael Dellacava at 9:12 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 20, 2015

Lake bed sand

Lakes beds on earth contain remains of organisms ; like diatomaceous earth or
cytoskeletons. Can Curiosity just sample some of the lake bed and magnify the sand?
Also, where can I find the rovers microscope images?

posted by Michael Dellacava at 9:12 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 20, 2015

the MARS Mission!!!

guys check this out.....

i downloaded a game called " the mars mission " on my i phone today..... its kind of cool.... we have to go to outer space and launch the orbit satellite to mars............its cool... but little tricky.... Laughing

posted by arjun at 12:06 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 16, 2015

Beagle2 Found

Beagle2 landed in the Bulls Eye and intact however not all of the panels successfully deployed meaning there were no comms with Earth or solar power. It is a shame Prof. Colin Pillinger is no longer with us to see his dedication and hard work is on the surface of Mars and only bad luck got in the way of the Champagne moment.

posted by Kevin McNulty at 5:25 AM EDT | Discussion (2)

January 13, 2015

Beagle2 located


The UK Beagle Spacecraft that crashed on Mars may have been located. I guess we'll find out on Friday.

posted by Barsoomer at 10:47 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 10, 2015

Anomalies for Evaluation Sol 855

Here are two anomalies for your evaluation, shown in this photo taken on Sol 855:

The pixel coordinates for the upper anomaly are 1220,170 (x,y). For the second, bottom anomaly the coordinates are 1064,1042 (x,y). The upper anomaly is also shown in the following photo:

The coordinates there are 110,170 (x,y). GIMP or IrfanView (both freeware graphics editors/viewers) can be used to resolve the pixel coordinates. On my screen the upper anomaly shows slightly more detail in the second photo. When viewing these anomalies, note that their dust-covered surfaces make them blend-in with adjoining rocks, so keep this fact in mind.

Both anomalies immediately stand-out in the rock-strewn terrain. My initial observations lead me to conclude that these anomalies are both metallic pieces of debris, corroded, eroded, and dust-covered. If additional, similar pieces can be found in other photos taken in the same, immediate location, it might be possible to estimate the direction from which they originated, assuming that an explosive blast was responsible for their present resting places.

posted by Raymond Glassford at 6:29 PM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 6, 2015

ancient life

Here is an interesting article on ancient life on Mars.
There is a link on the bottom of the page to the scientific study itself.


posted by Stan at 8:09 PM EDT | Discussion (7)

January 4, 2015

Curiosity Reveals Crash Site

Yet another official NASA/JPL photo sent by the Curiosity Mars rover verifies the activity of intelligent beings on the planet's surface, but unlike most other photos this one shows evidence of high-tech, far beyond the usual paleolithic (stone-age) artifacts.

First download the photo, which is found here:

The primary area of interest is the upper right quadrant. Use good graphics viewing/editing software that has zoom capability. I will pinpoint each artifact by its pixel location on the photo, so if your graphics viewer can count pixels, as GIMP can, you will be able to find every artifact without difficulty. The photo measures 1344 x 1200 pixels (x,y).

THE SKULL MONUMENT (1208,86). The skull monument consists of a light-grayish-colored, sculpted humanoid skull, which rests on a crude pedestal of piled stones. This appears to be a memorial monument erected to commemorate the site where an airborne vehicle crashed sometime in the past, killing its occupants. I would further assume that the occupants were VIP's, not common folks, thus justifying the time and effort needed to construct the monument.

FUSELAGE SECTIONS (1208,185). One section is shaped like a drainage culvert, circular and open at the end facing the camera. Metallic panels were used to sheath the exterior, but some panels are missing, allowing sunlight to filter inside.

A second, wedge-shaped section rests in front of the circular section. How it relates to the function of the craft is unknown, as is its intended location in the original design. It is very doubtful if these two sections came to rest randomly; it is more probable that they were moved to their present locations after the crash.

NOSE SECTION (1010,96). The nose section, or pilot pod, rests upright and points to the right of the photo. It has an aerodynamic-designed windscreen, and a side window is visible. The cockpit is open, and not covered by any kind of roof.

COCKPIT SEAT (310,985). The seat rests on its left side, with its back and bottom facing the camera. The seat is actually very small in size, giving some indication as to the size of its occupant. It appears to be fabric-covered. The force of the crash has pulled and stretched the fabric cover somewhat. Torn fibers of the fabric are visible on the bottom of the seat, which faces the camera.


Some other anomalous debris is visible in the photo, but I would rate those pieces only as possible anomalies or artifacts. In any case, I'm not assuming that NASA/JPL has released all MSL photos to the public. It is difficult to believe that evidence of intelligent beings on Mars, past or present, has been totally ignored and by-passed. Any true scientist would insist on investigating anything that looked interesting.

posted by skyhawk at 9:31 AM EDT | Discussion (0)

January 2, 2015

PDS files Processed With ISIS3

Here are 3 different products of the same MAHLI image. They are from the PDS and processed with ISIS3. I did not try to decompress the xxxx.dat file because the size is so small (and I am not sure how to decompress it). They are from 8bit losslessly compressed files. Hort I searched your photostream for this pic to compare but no luck. I will look for one you have done to compare and see if there is an advantage to using ISIS3. The .cub's did look better in ISIS3 than the tif's looked in Imagej.





posted by Looking@Mars at 1:02 AM EDT | Discussion (9)

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