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#586    JesseCuster

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:59 PM

My pleasure.  I enjoy messing around with stuff like this.

There's an absolutely amazing amount of Mars imagery available for public usage on those servers.  But like I said you'll need NASA's own NASAview software to make sense of the images and export them as readable images - and it's almost unusably unstable on Mac, I had to try several times to export the images I wanted before success because it was crashing every 30 seconds, perhaps the Windows version is much better.  Those who would accuse NASA of covering up findings from Mars should do their research properly and use the raw data that's publicly available instead of playing with a toy like Google Mars.

The lesson to be learned is don't use software like Google Earth for anything than other than entertainment and casual research.  And I say that as a Google Earth addict.

It's in NASA and ESA's interest to have clean unfiltered unprocessed raw data to look at and it's in Google's interest to have interesting looking imagery that is heavily compressed to stream it to your PC as fast as possible to make your exploration of Mars as fun and quick as possible.

edit: There's apparently a GIMP plugin for reading the .IMG files, but it appears to be Linux only.

Edited by Archimedes, 13 June 2011 - 08:00 PM.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:06 PM

View PostArchimedes, on 13 June 2011 - 05:51 PM, said:

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Not really an exact match by a far stretch, but it's clear that if you take that Mars Express image with the glitch which is publicly available from one of their FTP server, and apply a bunch of post-processing filters like color correction, rotation, resampling and blurring, etc. you get something which gives the same overall effect.  The Google Earth imagery is very dirty and very noisy which makes me think that a lot of JPEG like compression was done to make the images stream much faster to your computer.   It could easily account for the artefacts surround BSA. JPEG compression at high levels adds all sorts of junk to photos.


It's still just a tiny bit droopy though, isn't it?

(the one on the right)


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:16 PM

View Postbee, on 13 June 2011 - 08:06 PM, said:

It's still just a tiny bit droopy though, isn't it?

(the one on the right)


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Are you saying that Bio Station Alpha needs a lil' more lead in its pencil? :lol:


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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:22 PM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 13 June 2011 - 08:16 PM, said:

Are you saying that Bio Station Alpha needs a lil' more lead in its pencil? :lol:


I might be..... ;)



graphene would be nice....I've heard it's good magical stuff...... :P

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:28 PM

View Postbee, on 13 June 2011 - 08:22 PM, said:

I might be..... ;)



graphene would be nice....I've heard it's good magical stuff...... :P

This statement seems Frudeian in a way ?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:50 PM

It's the Indians. I knew they had a space program, but i didn't know it was so advanced. :-

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:05 AM

space junk





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