Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by JanewayRulz!, Jul 16, 2012.
LOVED this quote...
"You would really be forgiven for thinking that NASA was trying to pull a fast one on you and we actually put a rover out in the Mojave Desert and took a picture," project scientist John Grotzinger said.
And the conspiracy theorists HOWL! "
NASA Mohawk Engineer really has become famous, hasn't he?
^^ I'm so embarrassed, I never noticed the engineer. Good eye!
Curiosity Rover Sends Back 1st 360-Degree Color View (PHOTO)
I appreciate they didn't tint it really red so we would believe it was real. That's definitely a cool pic.
I watched the whole thing live and the whole time I was wondering "what's up with that guy". I can see how he became a topic.
360 degree panorma :-
Here's the mostly complete panorama in full-res, awesome stuff.
I've heard somewhere (think it may of been one of the BBC News website articles) that some of these panorama shots have been 're-coloured to colours that humans are more used to seeing'. What does that mean?
They've probably added more reds and browns than what is "really there." But I've also heard that the pictures we're getting here are "true color" ones as opposed to the "doctored" ones we've gotten in the past.
Yeah they have basically been saying that the colored ones were some of the very first images but now the color is what the camera sees. It shouldn't be much further off in color than a picture from your phone.
Stunning, annotated panorama on the BBC site:
That's awesome. For the first time I really get the feeling of sitting in a giant crater with a mountain in the middle.
It should be noted the panorama shot has a touch doctoring/tomfoolery with it and isn't a 100% true representation of what it looks like on the surface of Mars from the Curiosity cameras.
In what way? I mean, no picture you see is a true representation of what you'd see with your own eyes, how is this modification worse than what came out of the camera?
What Trekker4747 states is true to some extent - the image of Mount Sharp has been colourised, the image of the Sun inserted from a previous rover, and some regions of the sky extrapolated. However, it's still an exciting taster of what's to come - if you're into that sort of thing.
If they've inserted and deleted elements, then it's most definitely cheating. I didn't notice those, but I couldn't even look at the sky in this one since the interface of the BBC viewer barely passes as “working”. I did spend much time looking at a previous version of the same panorama that was black and white. I don't think that the tinting here can be considered doctoring, though.
We've fired up the lasers, baby:
We're going to show those rocks who is the boss now.
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