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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Curiosity images edited for best viewing

I've edit the photos taken by the rover Curiosity to see the Martian surface clearer. I'm sure many have edited the published photos released by NASA on the official site because they were unedited.

Many people do not realize that mankind has managed to achieve. Probably by accident, if some people come across these pictures on Google or Facebookthey do not realize that they are from another planet. For example, when I've showed the pictures to some friends, besides of not knowing about them, they did not even believe that what they see, is a panorama of Mars, and that was with the photograph before their eyes.

NASA rover have cameras fixed on different parts of it:
-Mars Descent Imager (MARDI)
-Front Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Front Hazcams)
-Rear Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Rear Hazcams)
-Left Navigation Camera (Navcams), black and white images
-Right Navigation Cameras (Navcams), black and white images
-Science Cameras Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam)
-Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
-Mast Camera (Mastcam) (MSSS-MALIN)

The edited the photos below are made in FastStone editing program. I worked on contrasts, sharp, brightness and other settings, as I work on the pictures I make through my telescope, to see how beautiful and clear the surface of Mars is. I am very pleased with what I got out of those pictures, which are now clear, and without adding colors which it would made them unnatural.

Above are Mars Descent Imager video captures, located on the bottom of the rover, and what you see is the heat shield that came off the Mars Science Laboratory, and which collapsed on the planet.

         The two images above are made with Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)

Below are images made ​​with Mast Camera (Mastcam) (MSSS-MALIN)

Mountains of these pictures were barely seen in the original photos. Nearby soil makes you think you see pictures taken on Earth. Certainly, you can imagine that what you see in these pictures, people not touched before, or perhaps no one, if there was not life on Mars before.

Because everywhere is a predominant brown color, I can not tell if the mountains are covered by snow (Mars don't have snow as on Earth).

From what I see, the ground is very soft, covered with bluish stones, like metal.

 Already have begin to appear speculations about dark portion of some photos, which is similar to a river, or give the impression that there once flowed a river. I think we should let the rover to discover what kind of soil is that, if it will go to that area.

First picture is unedited.

Above images were taken with Science Cameras Chemistry & Camera (ChemCam)
Below images were taken with Mast Camera (Mastcam) (MSSS-MALIN)

Ctedit to all images in this article goes to NASA / JPL.


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