What is the REAL color of Mars …?
A lot of us have been asking that simple question, since that early morning in July, 1976, as the first COLOR image of Mars was coming in from Viking — and Carl Sagan, one of the Viking Imaging Team members, watching with us., exclaimed:
“Why, it looks like Arizona … blue skies and all!; any moment, you expect Yosemite Sam to come wandering in on a burro, stage left ….”
That was the LAST time humans on Earth saw LIVE “blue skies” on Mars … until … the landing of the Perseverance rover, February 18th, 2021.
Almost half a century ago ….
Nine days AFTER Percy’s landing — and after a scheduled “upgrade” in the software operating Percy on the Martian surface — the “blue skies” of the previous downloaded images suddenly vanished–
Replaced by the sickeningly familiar “greenish butterscotch” of all previous NASA surface missions … after Viking ….
Why did Percy’s transmitted atmospheric colors suddenly change?; are the reasons the same as they were fifty years ago … to keep us from knowing that Mars was once “inhabitable” … and still may be?!
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Holger has done system operation and consulting around Java-based enterprise applications since 1999 in Germany and moved in 2016 to Silicon Valley, now solving customer problems at a company specialized on providing high performance Java VMs. In his spare time he is applying software engineering skills on public data provided by Mars spaceflight missions.
With working on data provided by Mars missions as an independent researcher, he investigated Martian mysteries since the 1997 Pathfinder landing mission. Since then offered public software services and tools followed, like true color photo browsers over the Pathfinder and Spirit & Opportunity missions or space mission raw image converters. Data archeology on historic Viking Lander camera tapes was also one project. It is difficult to convince him about other sky colors of Mars than human-friendly blue.
Since the 2012 Curiosity landing, he has been an active participant on Mars Society conventions with posters and talks and in addition a member of the local group in Mountain View, California. Aside from spaceflight technology, traveling to ancient sites is one of his interests and wondering about ancient engineering achievements in Egypt and South America. In 2005 he acquired at the University Dortmund, the German Diploma in Computer Science and secondary topic Electrical Engineering.
The Morgan Curve BLOG: TheMorganCurve.com/wordpress/
Sound Engineer for 'The Other Side of Midnight' and 'The Other Side of the News'
Keith Morgan has been an Electronics Technician with ABC News in Washington DC since 1982. He has a BA in Communications from Howard University with a minor in Computer Science. He helped build Howard Universities TV station, WHMM, now WHUT. He worked at WRC Channel 4 in Washington in 1980. Keith is discoverer of what has been coined the Morgan Curve on Mars. He has researched the Mars anomalies since 1988 after purchasing “The Monuments of Mars”. He worked with Nightline with Ted Koppel. Keith was instrumental in getting a face to face between Richard Hoagland and Ted Koppel. He also supplied the show with information which was used in various shows about Mars and Europa. Keith thinks he now knows why the face is on Mars, and who is buried within, based on Sumerian writings over 6000 years old.
Member of the Enterprise Mission Imaging Team
Ron is a proudly uncredentialed polymath with a deep interest in the study of archeology, especially Martian archeology. Ron was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania collecting arrowheads as a child. He found the programmatic aspect of education too limiting after attending a famous Quaker school in PA. Ahead of his studies and his time, he attempted to contort himself into attending college; before he gave up on academia and left to travel overseas. Throughout all this time, he has focused his core attention on the metrology of our paleo history, particularly on other planets, and especially Mars.
Timothy Saunders is a British national who grew-up near to the south coast of the United Kingdom. Positively influenced by the nearby yachting and shipping scene, he chose his ideal career path at the age of ‘ten’ when he decided to become a yacht designer. He studied Industrial Design at the coveted Coventry University and is fortunate to have been chosen by many of the world’s highly revered yacht Design Studios to work on an array of live projects of different sizes, styles and uses, during what he affectionately calls his apprenticeship years. In 1999 Timothy established his independent Design Studio and rapidly became involved in originating a new generation of Super and Megayachts ranging in size from 9-270m (30-886 ft), which gained increasing positive notoriety while exhibiting his work at the Monaco Yacht Show and other prestigious venues. Timothy will see the launch of a 90m Megayacht and a 50m Super Sail yacht later this year and says, “it is very rewarding to breathe life into these innovative projects which are ultimately positive reflections of each satisfied Owner”. Timothy Saunders Yacht Design LTD continues to evolve and develop multiple iconic custom Super and Megayacht projects for local and international clients.
Andrew A. Currie began his artistic career as a community public artist, working with neighbourhood groups to create murals in schools and community centres. As a graphic designer and illustrator, he serviced small to large Canadian companies. For the past decade, he has worked as a storyboard artist and concept illustrator in film and television, and in commercial tv advertising. Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Columbia, a diploma in graphic design and illustration, and a Masters in Art Therapy.
Ruggero A Calo
Ruggero (Pronounced Rujiero), is of Italian- English descent. From his native London, he later moved to the South Coast (Jurassic Coast) of England where he lives and works. Ruggero graduated from ‘The University of Southampton’ School of Health Professions Science in 2004 with a BSc Honors degree in Podiatric medicine. In his working professional life, he undertakes all aspects of general practice with a special interest in Human movement and musculoskeletal medicine including gait re-education and orthotic prescription.