Getting Mars rover Curiosity onto the surface of the planet had to be coordinated between many mechanical parts: a heat shield to protect it, a supersonic parachute to soften the landing, and a sky crane to set it down on Mars. It went smoothly for the rover, and now NASA has released another photo, which they've nicknamed a "crime scene" shot, showing what happened to the bit players in the landing, too.
The photo, taken by the Mars Reconnoissance Orbiter, shows the view from 185 miles up. The distance between Curiosity in the photo and the sky crane is about 650 meters, the parachute is about 615 meters away, and the heat shield is a full 1,200 meters away. The dark areas are where dust was disturbed during the landing.
NASA goofed on this photograph. They should have checked it thoroughly before putting it out to the public.
I found 2 really clear anomalies very close to the landing site.
If you would all like to know more about this, let me know and I'll arrange for proof and a close-up of the anomalies.
This is not a computer alteration (I wouldn't know how to) but the REAL thing.I beleive in the truth and an open, honest government - nothing hidden.
In fact, it amazed the heck out of me that it is so clear and obvious.
I am sure NASA is going to recheck this photo and remove the anomalies real soon!
I saw it too. It is so obvious, I don't understand why no one else has mentioned it.
How could there possibly be giant white letters that form words in English written on the surface of the Mars? And they just happen to coincide with the locations of the various parts of the Mars Science Laboratory mission landed. Come on NASA, how gullible do you think we are? Stop doctoring your photos!
Looks like we're making a junk yard out of the Mars Landscape! What we'll see when humans finally get there will be a pile of junk rover parts all over the mars landscape! I can here all the Aliens now....Uh Oh! The humans have been here! There goes the neighborhood!
Ok, NASA, now you landed and had your fun, its time to pick up your toys and clean up!;)