Proof Of Water On Mars -- Now?

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PostPosted: September 16, 2012 9:15 PM 

(VIDEO) Proof Of Water On Mars -- Now?

John Henry Dough

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PostPosted: September 16, 2012 10:04 PM 

Can you give me the ESP_ or possibly the PSP_
number of this location?
Many Thanks


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PostPosted: September 17, 2012 5:16 AM 

Amazing find!
It is essentially in the path of Curiosity's intended driving path so unless the effect is some image processing/merging effect it makes you wonder if this is really a coincidence or if someone noticed the phenomenon already during the landing site selection process.

There are a few other (smaller) areas nearby with similar effect.

But it is real? I.e. can anyone find any original picture with the effect present? (I could not. All pictures I found so far had the "lake" missing, except the montage att the JPL/MSL/explore Gale crater web site you used as source where it is indeed obvious. But this "lake on" appears to be the exception.)



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PostPosted: September 24, 2012 12:47 AM 

Sunsflare goes on to show how the image has been manipulated.

He presents some serious questions, but perhaps an expert can tell us more about what we're seeing.


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PostPosted: September 24, 2012 7:07 PM 

I'm not an expert, but after some investigation I believe this is some simple/careless image stiching error. I had a look at some of the Hirise images of the area in full resolution and in 3d, and it is very rough terrain as you can see in this anaglyph example:

I suspect they used images (and color) shot from different directions overlayed with overlap on a terrain model with lower resolution creating these weird effects showing multiple distorted images of the same objects.

However, in the process, I noted some other interesting shapes with e.g. multiple squares of the same size in the area in question. It is not visible at the jpl/gale crater site, you must look at hires images. It is barely visible in google earth, but best viewed in e.g. Hiview.

In closeup:

More squares:

With equally sized but rotated rectacles to mark some of the squares:

Seems like the area is made up of some sort of regularly spaced cracks to create these rectangular pits.



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PostPosted: September 29, 2012 12:20 AM Here is the scoop, the scoop and nothing BUT the scoop. If NASA really did this to us...... At least it explains the image.

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