Thursday, October 18, 2007
PSP_001385_1985_RED.JP2.jpg "Bouncing Boulders"
All of the photos in this section are from the above designated PSP photo in the JPEG2000 full version derived from the website, HiRISE.LPL.ARIZONA.EDU. The original JP2 photo is credited to NASA, JPL and U. of Arizona. All of the cropped photos of areas of Mars on this website are credited to me, Jeanie
Location: Pixel: 16120,25447 Data: 456 Display: 135
Remarks: The first thing I noticed was the squarish blocks in this area and some of the areas adjacent. But when I magnified it to this level I saw that there is a large grouping of blocks that, to me, resembles an airplane, circa World War II era. There is the representation of an open cockpit, the nosecone, the tail, etc.
It actually looks more like a child's rendition of an airplane body. I thought that maybe this occurred naturally, until I noticed the representations of a fish and some "writings" or "symbols". Those are seen a bit better in the second photo.
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Pixel: 15998,25378 Data: 423 Display: 97
Remarks: This is a closeup of the first photo with part of the representation of an airplane. The "fish" and the "symbols" are quite interesting. The fish is depicted pretty accurately, in my opinion. Who or what drew these on the ground??
THIS PSP NEEDS TO BE DONE OVER AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE SMOKE FROM OTHER AREAS that appear to be lava flows. WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE INFORM NASA AND THE U. OF ARIZONA, whoever controls the MRO cameras, OF THAT FACT!! Thank you.
#2 Pixel: 20729,7685 Data: 424 Display: 42 This PSP in the JP2 full version is extremely smoky. There is also a demarcation line further to the left of the original JP2. There appears to be quite a bit of lava under the surface in this JP2 version. This photo above depicts what may be lava welling up from underground and forming a white hot pool in the foreground. There seems to be several Bobbles observing the scene.
#4 Pixel: 21079,32390 Data: 684 Display: 143 I made this photo and the next 2 darker so that the many humanoid faces in the ground and the cauldron or bowl-shaped object that seems to be full of white hot lava would be more prominent. There appears to be smoke rising from the "cauldron" and moving towards the East in this photo. This area must be elevated because the faces are very clear.
#5 Pixel: 21914,32259 Data: 652 Display: 111 This is a closeup of photo #4 that shows smoke rising from the "cauldron and, quite possibly, from the white hot object in the foreground. To the right in the photo, there is something at ground level that resembles a dragon's head and teeth.
PSP_001385_1985copy6fromJP2.jpg#6 Pixel: 21456,32025 Data: 707 Display: 122 I shall leave this to the viewer to figure it out.
#7 Pixel: 21093,31372 Data: 599 Display: 10 This photo has many Bobbles and a few humanoids, as well as faces in the ground that don't appear to be alive. Directly below this scene is the "cauldron" that seems to be full of white hot lava. (See photos #4 and #5). Notice the cave entrance in the middle of the photo.
#8 Pixel: 24625,32398 Data: 750 Display: 99 Amongst many Bobbles in this photo there appears to be this one humanoid with an arm outstretched. I used my IASViewer magnifier to show the humanoid in as best a closeup as was possible. He seems to be communicating with the Bobble on the left.
#10 Pixel: 22058,30208 Data:572 Display: 65 This is a fairly good closeup of Bobbles in a group setting. Several of them appear to be sitting on the ground. Notice their legs. Towards the back is a Bobble that is out walking. He's a bit blurred, probably because he is in motion when the MRO orbiter camera took the JP2 photo.
#11 Pixel: 19808,25684 Data: 570 Display: 90 I thought this was a spectacular shot. That light is either sunlight on the rock, or else something is exploding out of the rock. This is close to what may be a caldera in photo #12.
#12 Pixel: 22968,24488 Data: 494 Display: 52 This may be a caldera. At the top of the photo, there is a group of Bobbles on a ledge.