icarusinbound wrote:Does anyone else remember the weird controversies that NASA attempted to defend regarding inaccurate colour/color translation from the pictures sent back from earlier predecessors to the (curiously long-lived) 'Rover' series?
truecolorofmars wrote:There is overwhelming evidence that NASA has been intentionally altering the color of their Mars lander pictures, making the planet's environment appear to be extremely red and inhospitable to life. This practice began in 1976, with the very first color picture to be sent back from Mars during the Viking Mission and it continues on to this day. The question is: Why?
truecolorofmars wrote:Mars Color Comparison: The photo on the left shows the Spirit Rover's "air bag marks" on the surface of Mars. This is the dark, rust-tinted version that NASA released to the public. As you can see, much of the detail in the picture is masked by the dark, muddy shading. The photo on the right is the same picture, but with a more accurate color calibration. It shows the salmon-colored soil of the Spirit Rover's landing site and as you can see, by balancing the color, much more detail is visible.
Hmm, I wonder....Leonid... (niet Brezsnyev, comrad?)I@N wrote:I read this news last week and I tried to figure out who the hell is Leonid Ksanfomaliti
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide wrote:November 16/17, 2012, late night November 16 until dawn November 17 Leonids Radiating from the constellation Leo the Lion, the Leonid meteor shower is famous. Historically, this shower has produced some of the greatest meteor storms in history – at least one in living memory, 1966 – with rates as high as many thousands of meteors per hour
And anagrammatically KSANFOMALITI= A FILM? I ASK NOT! .....or does it??
So NASA is able to snap sharp, close-up pictures of the MARS surface - but not of the many APOLLO remains on the moon?
icarusinbound wrote:...in fact, fire away, anyone, please, I am genuinely interested to find-out how the hell this works....)
reel.deal wrote:TRIP TO MARS, ANYONE ?
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Since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been orbiting Mars, currently circling approximately 300 km (187 mi) above the Martian surface. On board the MRO is HiRISE, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera, which has been photographing the planet for several years now at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel.
Collected here is a group of images from HiRISE over the past few years, in either false color or grayscale , showing intricate details of landscapes both familiar and alien , from the surface of our neighboring planet, Mars. I invite you to take your time looking through these, imagining the settings - very cold, dry and distant, yet real. (35 photos total)
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