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More TEM THEMIS Weirdness

Written By: The Electric Warrior

Posted: 9/9/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 829   Submitted By:jeff   Category: Mars Anomalies
 
MARS ONLINE : MORE TEM THEMIS WEIRDNESS 
martian enigmas 
 
(The Electric Warrior) - A week prior to his latest 
claims about the Face on Mars, Richard Hoagland 
sparked a controversy about a series of Mars Odyssey 
spacecraft images by claiming that online versions of 
the THEMIS data from NASA were a fraud. 
 
The Arizona State University THEMIS team captured 
an infrared image of the Mars Cydonia region, 
including the notorious Face on Mars, which has been 
freely available since July 24. 
 
Hoagland now asserts that a special version of the 
THEMIS data, allegedly acquired from the NASA/ASU 
Web site under mysterious circumstances, shows 
incontrovertible evidence of a city on Mars. Hoagland 
made a copy of his special image available for 
download from The Enterprise Mission (TEM), calling 
his version the "real" data. 
 
In a message relayed to a Space.com online forum 
on the topic of Cydonia, Hoagland said he invited 
side-by-side comparison and assessments regarding 
the intrinsic quality of the "real" image. 
 
DARK GRAY SHADOW 
 
 
 
A dark gray shadow runs across the series of THEMIS 
images in the version of the file that The 
Enterprise Mission calls the "real" data. The shadow 
is seen in this crop from the left-most (6.62 um) 
image. The shadow may be an image processing 
artifact. 
 
"If you look at the image that is being purported 
and discussed," ASU’s Philip Christensen told MSNBC, 
"it’s clearly been doctored."  
 
FLUSH ACROSS THE TOP 
 
 
 
The file from NASA/ASU does not have the dark gray 
shadow across the top. The individual image strips 
are placed on a plain black background. In the TEM 
version, the gray shadow shows up across the back- 
ground, an indication that the entire image, not 
individual strips, were processed. 
 
RELATED RESOURCES 
 
06-Sep-02 
Boyle: More Mars mysteries 
http://www.msnbc.com/news/750150.asp?cp1=1 
 
(MSNBC) - The most prominent boosters of Martian 
enigmas such as the "Face on Mars" have produced 
photos that they say provide evidence of mysterious 
buried city-style structures on the Red Planet - 
but the origins of the photos turn out to be just 
as murky a mystery. 


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