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Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover

 
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Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
Its a very different colour from the surroundings, can't find much on the googs.

PIA16453: Panoramic View From 'Rocknest' Position of Curiosity Mars Rover
[link to photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov]

top image has been white-balanced, 2nd image is raw colour, but 123mb ...
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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
White sands ?
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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
maybe, don't really see it though
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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
uhh..its a body of water. but thats no surprise. If the both the north and south caps have ice as I've always noticed in mars photos since i was a kid, ice melts and surely there is water on mars, its been in plain sight the entire time. duhhh
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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
It looks more to me like chlorophyll-containing plants or bacteria on a hillside. Perhaps there is a sub-surface water channel there, or even a body of liquid water out of view.

There's no doubt that there is liquid water at the surface in areas on Mars.

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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
Thanks for posting them!

if they known there was water for years, I don't see the big point of that Mars reveal on, September? Curiosity indeed.
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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
Thanks for posting them!

if they known there was water for years, I don't see the big point of that Mars reveal on, September? Curiosity indeed.
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I'm sure it was a distraction method, and also a way for the general public to believe they are being informed. We won't question what information the Curiosoty is gathering, if they throw us some mundane tid bits every once in awhile. Pretty lame.
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Re: Marstards, what is on the top right of PIA16453 photo? Curiosity Mars Rover
Thanks for posting them!

if they known there was water for years, I don't see the big point of that Mars reveal on, September? Curiosity indeed.
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I don't know what their true motives are, but they've been working at it a long time.

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Account of the Start of the Martian Sky Color Controversy (as portrayed on pages 39-40 of DEAD MAR, DYING EARTH by Dr. John Brandenburg):
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The following day (sol 2 for Viking 1) was equally auspicious for JPL when the first color images were received. As a crowd surrounded the monitors, the colors of the Martian landscape displayed themselves like an Arizona picture postcard: bright sunlight, blue sky flecked with hints of high clouds, reddish-brown soil and gray rocks.

The technicians, scientists and media representatives were spellbound. It looked just like home – at least it looked very familiar to anyone who had seen the desert regions in the southwest of the United States. Who would have imagined that our first look at another world would appear so earthly?

An American flag was proudly emblazoned on a domed compartment of the spacecraft which figured prominently in the scene. Never had its red, white, and blue colors glowed so brightly as they did beneath the Martian sky that day. For the first time humans beheld the sky of a planet different from their own – and it was a reassuring deep blue.

Amid the celebration, a very perplexed, newly graduated high school student named Ron Levin sat at a console at JPL. For over two hours Ron watched with the others as color images came in. Ron, the son of Dr. Gilbert Levin, a scientist connected with one of the tests aboard the lander, was fascinated. Like the rest of us, Ron saw the “blue sky” of Mars in the first color image.

Unlike us, Ron also saw images of rocks with greenish patches on them (see Figure 2 below). While he watched, a Viking imaging team technician adjusted the color controls on every monitor in the laboratory, increasing the red channel so that the sky lost its blue tint and the color of the rocks shifted from an earthly reddish-brown to an unearthly, deep rusty-red hue.

When Ron attempted to adjust the monitors back to the original settings, he was told he’d be ejected from JPL if he persisted. To this day, Ron, now Dr. Ron Levin, physicist, makes it clear that, in his considerable estimation, there was no scientific justification for the adjustment in color.

He speculates that the color was changed primarily because the planetary scientists took a dim view of the greenish patches on the rocks, which might have suggested to the public that some primitive form of plant life might be growing right on the surface of Mars.

The sky of Mars has been red ever since.

(Update of February 26, 2015 - Finally, after 36 years of disinformation with Viking 1, Viking 2, Mars Pathfinder, MER Spirit Rover, MER Opportunity Rover, and Phoenix; with Mars Science Laboratory we are allowed to see that the Martian sky is blue).

Note: The picture of the green patches is taken from an important article by Gil Levin at [link to gillevin.com]
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[link to davidaroffman.com]
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Almost sounds livable, doesn't it?

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