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Mars Blue Sky, Lightning
& Self-Removing Dust

By Ted Twietmeyer
The saga of the Mars' Spirit rover self-cleaning continues, but much more is happening. So let's just jump right into this.
A rarity among tens of thousands of rover images, the Never About Space Administration (NASA) has provided us with a recent color, hi- res image from the not-so-red planet. We shall see the proof NASA shifted the image toward the red end of the spectrum but the trick didn't work very well. To quote a scientist on a televised press conference a few years ago from NASA, "It's very hard to get the colors on Mars right." I'm sure it is pal, when you want the planet to look as RED as possible.
Fig. 1 ­ Rover sundial with color reference tabs. In these early images from Mars, NASA played games shifting the color toward red. Note the blue color tab in the lower-right of these two images on the left. Now look at the same color tab in the image on the right sent from Mars at another time. Presto ­ now the blue tab has turned red. Picture source [1]
Perhaps the scientist moaning about getting the color right forgot that's why COLOR REFERENCE TABS are a part of the sundial mounted on both Mars rovers. Reference charts for color calibration are mounted on all Mar's spacecraft since the days of Viking. There should be no fiddling with "tint" in color images when you have color reference tabs. But let's not cloud the issue with facts.
Fig. 2 ­ Color-correct sundial as photographed on Earth at Cornell University
Picture source: cornell.edu
Fig. 3 ­ Sundial as it is today on Mars, as of January 2008. Here we clearly see more color tampering ­ the blue color tab is red. Compare this tab with Fig. 2. The sundial shown here is oriented exactly the same as the sundial in Fig. 2, but taken from a different angle. Note text "TWO WORLDS ONE SUN." Note here how the RED color tab is free of dust even more so than the others. Picture source [2]
With all that said, now notice the sky in the following image. The sundial in Fig. 3 was taken from the hi-resolution image shown below, which is just smaller in size in Fig. 4. Notice how the sky is almost Earth-blue. And also notice the BLUE color tab is now RED! Confused yet?
Mars panoramic view 1 22 08.jpg
Fig. 4 ­ Mars panoramic view with an almost blue sky despite clear
color tampering by NASA.
Picture source [2]
It appears that the Spirit rover has experienced either a high voltage discharge or perhaps a lightning strike. Fig. 5 is a close- up of the solar panels, extracted from the full resolution, full size panoramic image of Fig. 4. We clearly see here what appears to be carbon trails on the Spirit rover solar panels:
Fig. 5 ­ White arrows indicating probable carbon trails from a high voltage discharge. This is characteristic of a high voltage, high current discharge. It is also known that high voltage lightning-type discharges on Earth fork out with a fractal-like pattern, similar to that of branches on a tree. This pattern is also seen on the chest and back of lightning strike victims. No picture processing was done except to add the white arrows. Picture source [2]
Fig. 6 ­ Here are solar panels from the same rover source image used for Fig. 5. Note that no carbon trails are visible here. These solar cells are just a few feet away on the other side of the rover from those with carbon trails. Picture source [2]
There is also what appears to be something like blue lint in this image. It is also visible in Fig. 5. Are these from someone's cleaning rag?
If these are carbon trails in Fig. 5, they create yet another VERY big problem for NASA to explain away. To form these trails would require:
Oxygen to be present to oxidize carbon
A source for the carbon, which might indicate LIFE.
High voltage which arced or sparked to the rover from an unknown source.
How could NASA ever attribute this to mere dust settling on the surface?
High voltages of several thousand volts or more are required to create carbon trails like those clearly visible in Fig. 5. Such voltages could easily destroy the rover's solar panels and electronics. Yet supposedly the rover sent these images back to Earth. Scroll back up to Fig. 3 and you will also see more carbonized trails following the wiring around the aluminum sundial. Perhaps the electric discharge struck the black knob on the top of the sundial's post.
There is yet another problem for uncle NASA ­ how could carbon trails burn Mars' dust or solar panel material in an atmosphere supposedly to consist almost entirely of CARBON DIOXIDE? CO2 puts out fires and burning ­ it doesn't create them.
Fig. 7 - Yellow arrow ­junction box on the rover where the dust has apparently been brushed off by someone or something. Note the straight lines in the dust. Green arrow ­ dust accumulation in an opening. White arrows ­ Bare metal without dust. Blue arrow ­ apparent fitting on rover covered in red dust. Picture source [2]
This all way too much to believe, as everything in Fig. 7 is a contradiction. Dust accumulating beside an area where there isn't a trace of it. Disturbed dust partially cleaned off, etc Blue arrow shows a fitting that has angled surfaces, which also have dust accumulated on them. Yet the area right above it (yellow arrow) is mostly free of dust?
The Spirit rover began operation almost 4 years ago. Fig. 6 shows the amazing self-cleaning solar panels. NASA claimed back in 2004 rover solar panels would be completely covered in dust such that within 4 months after the start of the mission. At that point, neither rover can charge their batteries and the missions would end. This was supposedly based on known dust deposition measurements made by Viking and other spacecraft that landed on Mars. But since the rovers landed, both have been miraculously cleaned off. And NASA itself has stated just when it looks like it's over from dust accumulation, something cleans off the solar panels.
Does NASA really think the entire public is as stupid as they are?
Apparently so.
Ted Twietmeyer
[1] ­ from the book "What NASA Isn't telling you about Mars"
[2] - http://marsrovers.nasa.gov/gallery/press/spirit/20080103a/ 1198865273_31824-1_Sol1369A_WestValley_L257F.jpg
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