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(YouTube)   Curiosity spots a UFO on mars?   ( divider line
    More: Unlikely, color photography, extraterrestrial life, Martian surface, Bolden!, UFO, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, footage  
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6844 clicks; posted to Video » on 08 Aug 2012 at 7:44 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-08-08 08:27:30 AM  
3 votes:
Mouth-breathing basement dweller photoshops white dot into succession of frames using the same single photo as background. Internet watches in awe and wonder, scratches its collective backside and sniffs its collective finger.
2012-08-08 09:01:27 AM  
2 votes:
Why the heck would they have the lander recording a 25fps video of nothing? That's an icredibly amount of data transfer for nothing that just happened to catch some pixels moving? Are the NASA engineers drunk?

It's so easy to just take the one frame and put some fake animation on top these days.
2012-08-08 07:50:16 AM  
1 vote:
i236.photobucket.comView Full Size

/Had to, sorry
2012-08-08 07:45:07 AM  
1 vote:

bloobeary: My guess would be that it's the capsule with parachute that the lander dropped out of, on its way down.

The first series shows the object *ASCENDING* (ie., going "up"), and the second part shows the object travelling horizontally across the horizon.

I'm sure there is an explanation that doesn't involve some sort of alien species. Debris from the lander picked up by the wind, perhaps, or perhaps some issue with reflections off of the lander itself, combined with the setting sun.
2012-08-08 05:32:29 AM  
1 vote:
My guess would be that it's the capsule with parachute that the lander dropped out of, on its way down.
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