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pleco
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Posted - 07/09/2005 :  13:03:41  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
http://www.libertythink.com/totalinformation/BlueMars.htm

Enjoy!

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 07/09/2005 :  13:12:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by pleco

http://www.libertythink.com/totalinformation/BlueMars.htm

Enjoy!

I swear this was a topic once, right down to some jokes about the "golf ball" image on the bottom of that link. (Or am I just having a really bad case of deja vu?) The answer, if I remember right, was NASA is changing images--but in order to correct them, not disguise them.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Edited by - H. Humbert on 07/09/2005 13:13:03
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pleco
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Posted - 07/09/2005 :  13:13:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
I admit I didn't do a search, so I apologize if this has been posted before.

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dv82matt
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Posted - 07/09/2005 :  21:20:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send dv82matt a Private Message
For the answer see, NASA Is Not Altering Mars Colors.
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The answer is that the color chips on the sundial have different colors in the near-infrared range of Pancam filters. For example, the blue chip is dark near 600 nm, where humans see red light, but is especially bright at 750 nm, which is used as "red" for many Pancam images. So it appears pink in RGB composites.
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chaloobi
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  11:05:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send chaloobi a Yahoo! Message Send chaloobi a Private Message
NASA uses false color all the time to highlight features. Often pics don't even get taken in real color and have to be altered to their best guess as to what the scene might look like to the human eye. This is no secret either; most pics they post have their color discussed - whether it's false or been altered to a more natural state.

-Chaloobi

Edited by - chaloobi on 07/12/2005 11:06:23
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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 07/12/2005 :  12:14:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
Many of the best images are composites of non-visible and visible light, non-visible of course needs tuning so that it can be interpreted by our brains.

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