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Re: Mars Rover Finds 'Puddles' On The Planet's

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 22:47:47 +0100
Fwd Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 08:11:09 -0400
Subject: Re: Mars Rover Finds 'Puddles' On The Planet's

>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 15:06:26 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
>Subject: Re: Mars Rover Finds 'Puddles' On The Planet's Surface


>Ron later speculated that the colour of the Viking Mars images
>were made to look much redder because the greenish patches
>evident on the Martian rocks strongly suggested to scientists
>that plants were growing on them - all under a blue Earth-like
>sky - and they "knew" this was not possible...

>For further evidence as to why I believe that the original
>colour Viking images were the correct ones you simply have to
>look at the red, white and blue U.S. flag printed on the two
>Viking Mars landers. The U.S. flag's colours look much closer to
>the true colours when seen in the original images than in those
>corrected reddish tinted ones.

Doesn't the colour depend on the ambient illumination, which
involves the scattering properties of the Martian atmosphere and
the reflectance at different frequencies of the surfaces of the
local landscape?

If you see a blue car under a sodium lamp it might look like
mud, and if (for the sake of argument) sunlight everywhere had
that same narrow sodium emission peak then "mud" would be the
"true colour" of all similar cars.

From a strictly objective point of view the "true" colour of a
flag on Mars will be the spectrum it reflects in Martian light,
not the one you may be familiar with. Does your theory about
NASA suppressing the "correct" Viking images allow for this?

Martin Shough

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