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What is this thing on Mars?
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:46:20 AM »
Yes its another one of those photos. This is the only one I have ever seen that made me go "hu...". The other OMG ITS ALIENS ON MARS images I have seen were obviously freakin rocks.

I'm not saying it's anything other then weird. Would like some others thoughts on it. - Raw image straight from nasa website.

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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 11:31:35 AM »
Dust on the lens or something blown by the wind?

There's also a white spot in the upper-right. Might help to compare it to other images from the same set/location.

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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 12:53:53 PM »
All we can do is speculate. There is no perspective. Since it is backdropped by the distant mountains, the common mistake (not inferring that you are) is to infer that the object is also distant and thus large. A mote of dust on the lens would appear the same though I don't know if it would get caught by the camera if it's moving. One of the photos immediately preceding or following this might be helpful.

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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 01:07:37 PM »
Dead pixel
It's always more complicated than that.

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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2018, 02:18:45 PM »
No, it's a Romulan War Bird.
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 04:11:43 PM »
Definitely aliens.
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 05:05:50 PM »
Dead pixel

That's my guess, especially as it appears to be aligned to the pixel rows in the image.  As others have said, need to compare a series of photos to see if it appears on those too (camera issue) to correlate motion/distance/orientation etc.


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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2018, 05:16:55 PM »
Dust on the lens or something blown by the wind?


Pick a song.

Dust on the lens
All and all it's just dust on the lens.

The answer, my friend, is somethin' blown by the wind.
The answer is somthin' blown by the wind
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »
Dust on the lens or something blown by the wind?


Pick a song.

Dust on the lens
All and all it's just dust on the lens.

The answer, my friend, is somethin' blown by the wind.
The answer is somthin' blown by the wind

I was going to say pteradactyl until you ruined the whole thing. /pout
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 06:20:30 PM »
Definitely aliens.
Alien dandruff.

^This. Alien dandruff on the camera lens. Now not only have we proven that there are aliens on Mars, but also that they have dandruff.

(But of course they wouldn't be aliens on their own planet. They're only aliens when they come here. If we ever send people to Mars, we'll be the aliens.)
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2018, 06:24:58 PM »
Definitely aliens.
Alien dandruff.

^This. Alien dandruff on the camera lens. Now not only have we proven that there are aliens on Mars, but also that they have dandruff.

(But of course they wouldn't be aliens on their own planet. They're only aliens when they come here. If we ever send people to Mars, we'll be the aliens.)

If we go to their planet, we will still be justified in colloquially referring to them as aliens, because they're alien to us and they live on a planet that is alien to us. Even though it's technically wrong (which is the best kind of wrong) people will still do it because English.
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 10:20:18 AM »
Probably some sort of Cuban sound attack device.
common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 10:30:18 AM »
(But of course they wouldn't be aliens on their own planet. They're only aliens when they come here. If we ever send people to Mars, we'll be the aliens.)
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Re: What is this thing on Mars?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2018, 11:27:30 AM »
It's Klingon Bird of Prey, decloaked. It's going to attack Curiosity.
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