can someone explain this mars pic

Conspirator
User avatar
Posts: 1261
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:01 pm

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 11:15 pm » by Kaarmaa


We have rocks like these in the south of our island. I'll try to take some pics next time.

Writer
User avatar
Posts: 81
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:27 pm

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 11:21 pm » by Fingolfin


WillEase666 wrote:For those of you who remain convinced that NASA is covering up some sort of “major” finding here, just remember a few things:

1. This image was released back in May of 2004, just a couple of days after it was taken by Opportunity. MER Principal Investigator Steve Squyres made the decision before the mission started to release all the images taken by the rovers and make them freely available to anyone. If NASA was hiding something, they wouldn’t have posted this image, as well as all the other images of the area that are available. Please, go look at them all if you have any doubt.
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/images.html

2. The best planetary geologists on Earth have looked at this image, and have all concluded this is just a rock. It’s an interesting rock, but a rock nonetheless. Think again if you believe some internet sleuths out there have a better understanding of this object than highly trained and experienced planetary scientists.

3. If this object really was a piece of wood, NASA and all the scientists on the MER mission would probably be shouting from the rooftops. As Jim Bell said, it would be incredible and spectacular, and don’t think for a minute these scientists wouldn’t be jumping for joy if they found something as amazing as log on Mars.

And in case you’re wondering about the other interesting feature in the image, the shiny object in the background is Opportunity’s heat shield.



So much for the experts--

Moon rock’ in museum is just petrified wood -- looking at the picture you would not be able to tell what is was.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32581790/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/moon-rock-museum-just-petrified-wood/

Conspirator
Posts: 3752
Joined: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:57 pm
Location: Scotland

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 11:37 pm » by Muchtyman


jagsrule522 wrote:Looks like a big ocean in the background. Maybe driftwood??? And a little alien dude on a jet ski sayin :hiho: haha!


Well noted .......... :flop:

Lets all forget about the log shaped rock , but isn't it interesting how the horizon is as straight as a ruler , if you didn't know you were looking at a martian landscape you'ld swear you were looking at the sea .

........................................ :twisted:

Master Conspirator
User avatar
Posts: 10260
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 3:24 pm

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 11:39 pm » by *WillEase*


Fingolfin wrote:
WillEase666 wrote:For those of you who remain convinced that NASA is covering up some sort of “major” finding here, just remember a few things:

1. This image was released back in May of 2004, just a couple of days after it was taken by Opportunity. MER Principal Investigator Steve Squyres made the decision before the mission started to release all the images taken by the rovers and make them freely available to anyone. If NASA was hiding something, they wouldn’t have posted this image, as well as all the other images of the area that are available. Please, go look at them all if you have any doubt.
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/images.html

2. The best planetary geologists on Earth have looked at this image, and have all concluded this is just a rock. It’s an interesting rock, but a rock nonetheless. Think again if you believe some internet sleuths out there have a better understanding of this object than highly trained and experienced planetary scientists.

3. If this object really was a piece of wood, NASA and all the scientists on the MER mission would probably be shouting from the rooftops. As Jim Bell said, it would be incredible and spectacular, and don’t think for a minute these scientists wouldn’t be jumping for joy if they found something as amazing as log on Mars.

And in case you’re wondering about the other interesting feature in the image, the shiny object in the background is Opportunity’s heat shield.



So much for the experts--

Moon rock’ in museum is just petrified wood -- looking at the picture you would not be able to tell what is was.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32581790/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/moon-rock-museum-just-petrified-wood/


I decided to contact Dr. Jim Bell from Cornell University, who is also the lead scientist for the Panoramic cameras on the rovers. Bell was surprised to hear from me about the image, but happy to offer some insight. “My first reaction,” he said, “is that it’s delightful that there is such public interest in images from Mars.” Bell agreed that, indeed, it does look like a wooden plank. But does that mean it is a piece of wood on Mars? Sadly, no, says Bell.

“What you’re seeing is a piece of flat, platy, layered sulfur-rich outcrop rock like we’ve seen almost everywhere the Opportunity rover has been in Meridiani Planum,” said Bell. “Sometimes, like in this case, those flat, platy rocks have been tilted or dislodged, this one probably from the forces associated with the huge impact crater that formed nearby.”

See this image of several rocks in the area that have been tilted:
Image

So, could it maybe be wood? “No, sadly,” said Bell. “I say ‘sadly’ because personally I think it would be incredible and spectacular to find a wooden plank on Mars! However, in this case, it’s just a trick of the lighting and the viewing angle.”

This image, as other Mars images that have created hubbub and speculation, is another example of our human tendency to see familiar shapes in random patterns.

In fact, I spent most of the morning scanning through MER images from May 15-29, 2004 to see if I could find more images of this “wooden plank.” There’s plenty, as all of the MER images from all five cameras for both rovers are freely available on the rover website. I believe I found an image of the same rock, taken from the “backside” or opposite view:

Image

For more information:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badas ... -for-mars/
The site owner Lukas said I could show you how to makes hundreds of dollars in your spare time like I do.
If you would like to get yours too, PM me and I WILL hook you up.

Writer
User avatar
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:42 pm

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 11:50 pm » by xSZx


Ok you got me, it didnt seem right and now we know why...so i leave you with this...
Are there Turkeys on Mars?

Image

Super Moderator
User avatar
Posts: 19559
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:20 am
Location: underneath the circumstances

PostSat Dec 08, 2012 11:57 pm » by The57ironman


ArchDoomBringer wrote:Ok you got me, it didnt seem right and now we know why...so i leave you with this...
Are there Turkeys on Mars?


.

.....no , but there are in new mexico...... :peep:


.
................................................... CHA-CHINGLE BELLS .................................................
ImageImageImage

Conspirator
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:39 pm

PostSun Dec 09, 2012 12:20 am » by Blotto


you would have to be pretty gullible to believe anything NASA says.

Master Conspirator
User avatar
Posts: 10260
Joined: Sun May 20, 2012 3:24 pm

PostSun Dec 09, 2012 12:45 am » by *WillEase*


Blotto wrote:you would have to be pretty gullible to believe anything NASA says.


Pretty bold statement. Perhaps you can show one instance were NASA lied...about anything.
You have to be pretty gullible to think NASA would need to lie.
The site owner Lukas said I could show you how to makes hundreds of dollars in your spare time like I do.
If you would like to get yours too, PM me and I WILL hook you up.

Conspirator
User avatar
Posts: 1261
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:01 pm

PostSun Dec 09, 2012 12:47 am » by Kaarmaa


The57ironman wrote:
ArchDoomBringer wrote:Ok you got me, it didnt seem right and now we know why...so i leave you with this...
Are there Turkeys on Mars?


.

.....no , but there are in new mexico...... :peep:


.


Shouldn't Turkeys be in...Turkey? :headscratch:

Conspirator
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:39 pm

PostSun Dec 09, 2012 12:49 am » by Blotto


WillEase666 wrote:
Blotto wrote:you would have to be pretty gullible to believe anything NASA says.


Pretty bold statement. Perhaps you can show one instance were NASA lied...about anything.
You have to be pretty gullible to think NASA would need to lie.


one question will, do you believe everything NASA says.


PreviousNext

  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
Visit Disclose.tv on Facebook