marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov - 3-D images reversed...

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by David Ruether, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. There are some interesting 3-D images at
    http://arsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov - but you must reverse
    the images horizontally to see the 3-D images
    correctly...
     
    David Ruether, Jan 5, 2004
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  2. Forgot to add that some are of Mars...
     
    David Ruether, Jan 5, 2004
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  3. Another "oooopser" (I've been awake since 4 AM...).
    that link to the Mars images should be:
    http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov ...
     
    David Ruether, Jan 5, 2004
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  4. David Ruether, Jan 5, 2004
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  5. David Ruether

    Alan Browne Guest


    Hi David,

    First off as photographs go, I've been very disappointed at the Mars
    Spirit shots since the first one yesterday. All they show is most of
    the rover and a pebble strewn field and a bleak light. In B&W at that.
    (Is that a bandwidth limitation? Will we be seeing color shots too?).

    I'm really only interested in what it finds once it begins grinding away
    at some rocks... that's why it went...

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 5, 2004
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  6. Don't expect any hard evidence of life or previous life from this one. This
    unit was sent to Mars to collect environmental data. Specifically, they are
    checking for evidence of Iron and a second elements which are theorized to
    be responsible for Mars' "red" color. If the theory is correct, then Mars
    could have been a satellite of a much larger planet at once time. This
    giant planet may have exploded and caused all of the damage (craters and
    red "rust") to the Martian surface. Many scientists believe that the crated
    and "redness" were due to the existence of water on Mars in the past.

    The European venture to Mars was set up to directly probe for proof of life
    and past life. For some odd reason, this one never made it. Or did it? ;-)



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    -Richard Cockburn

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    Richard Cockburn, Jan 5, 2004
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  7. The rover has 3D, high resolution, color cameras on board... They are
    deploying more cameras, etc., as the day goes by... First high definition
    color shots will be shown on Nova Tuesday night, 8PM EST.... Spirit will
    remain docked on the lander for days yet, though it will deploy it's wheels
    and stand up, which will improve the picture angles... The solar cells are
    producing 83% of predicted ampere hours... They suspect there is dust in the
    atmosphere reducing the strength of sunlight from predicted levels... This
    will require slowing down the program as they move forward with getting
    Spirit down and driving around, to maintain battery charge...

    Now, be aware the landscape is going to be as photogenic as shooting
    furnace slag in a sand pit.. But, at least they will be 3D, color pictures
    of red and grey clinkers...
    Denny
    .. "Alan Browne" > First off as photographs go, I've been very disappointed
    at the Mars
     
    Dennis O'Connor, Jan 5, 2004
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  8. Better than the ones from Beagle 2 though !!

    ;^)
     
    Tony Parkinson, Jan 5, 2004
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  9. David Ruether

    dslr Guest

    You never know, it may be taking some crackers - but just can't send 'em
    back ;-)
    We can live in hope.

    Talking of back, welcome.
     
    dslr, Jan 5, 2004
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  10. I hope it remembered to bring a tripod.........
     
    William Graham, Jan 5, 2004
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  11. My understanding is that the monochrome shots have been direct from
    the lander's high-gain antenna. More bandwidth will be available when
    they start relaying through the orbiter, which presumably has more
    transmitter power. Last I heard, they were still tweaking the
    high-gain antenna on the rover, too.
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Jan 5, 2004
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  12. David Ruether

    Alan Browne Guest

    Where did I say that? I know why the rover is there, and I would rather
    read about the findings than see the selection of photos that have been
    presented to date.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 5, 2004
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  13. David Ruether

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's more like it... I agree about the images, but color has got to be
    better than B&W!!! Should be an interesting 3 months.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 5, 2004
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  14. Patience Alan, patience.... They are carefully unfolding wheels,
    instruments, etc... They need several day/night cycles to be sure the
    battery charging, instrument calibration, orientation, computer programs,
    etc., is working... If they just stand it up and charge off the lander onto
    the ground/dirt <whatever the heck you call highly reactive, photon,
    electron, and gamma ray, bombarded minerals that are just desperate to react
    with something> and THEN discover they have a show stopper, we will be
    berating them for being careless... Patience...
    Denny
     
    Dennis O'Connor, Jan 5, 2004
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  15. David Ruether

    Mr Blobby Guest

    I guess you'll be leaving now to get them then ? ;)

    See you in a couple of years!
     
    Mr Blobby, Jan 6, 2004
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  16. The rover is an artist - that's why B&W instead of color of course! Next
    thing ya know, It'll be employing the Zone system and arguing endlessly with
    you guys about digital vs film....
     
    Pieter Litchfield, Jan 6, 2004
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  17. I didn't say that you were expecting to see such evidence. Don't be sore.
    :) It was just something I heard last night when I was listen to Art Bell
    on the radio. I had just returned from a long flight from Budapest to
    Newark and then had to deal with US Customs for 2 hours. Then I had to find
    my bags...ARRRGGGGGGGGGH! I came home to the Wildcard gallery. This cheered
    me up. I couldn't sleep because I was overtired so I stayed up late and
    listened to the Art Bell show.

    --
    "Live fast. Die young." (Nikki Sixx)

    -Richard Cockburn

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    Richard Cockburn, Jan 6, 2004
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  18. David Ruether

    Alan Browne Guest


    Patience!?!?!?!?! How dare you require patience. I want results NOW.
    (not that I paid a dime for them...!).


    ....color pics are on the Wash Post site today. Claimed to be "highest
    res photos ever sent from the surface of mars...". Margianally less
    boring than the the B&W... oh well.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 6, 2004
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  19. David Ruether

    MikeWhy Guest

    Cannucks. Complaining about the free launch. Eh?
     
    MikeWhy, Jan 7, 2004
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  20. Group: rec.photo.equipment.35mm Date: Mon, Jan 5, 2004, 11:47am (CST+1)
    From: (DennisĀ O'Connor)

    The rover has 3D, high resolution, color cameras on board... They are
    deploying more cameras, etc., as the day goes by... First high
    definition color shots will be shown on Nova Tuesday night, 8PM EST....
    ==================================

    That was an interesting program.

    Cody HoustonĀ®

    http://www.conspiracyworld.com/web/Articles/leviathan_in_space.htm
     
    AnOvercomer02, Jan 7, 2004
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