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Re: JPL's Mars UFO - Fleming

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5.nul>
Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 14:57:33 -0600
Fwd Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 18:03:13 -0500
Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO - Fleming

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 11:41:16 -0400
>Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO - Ledger

>>From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 12:09:11 -0600
>>Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO

>>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:25:20 -0400
>>>Subject: JPL's Mars UFO

>>>Note the interesting use of "UFO" in this JPL URL re an anomally in
>>>the Martian sky taken by Rover's cameras.

>>That's not the only one. It looks like this Navcam image shows "UFOs"
>>going every which ways:



>I may be wrong but it's my uderstanding that The Soviets never
>got a satellite to Mars. There is JPL's? Explorer that
>disappeared back in the mid 90s. How about the Beagle II? Is
>there any possibility that it just dropped ino the Mars' gravity
>well and got captured due to a misfiring of it's propellants?

I just read a post from Paul Anderson on the Cydonia List. He
said that the image I referred to was a 5-minute time exposure
and that JPL thinks the streaks were created by cosmic rays
hitting the camera's CCD array.

That seems the most reasonable explanation to me. There are too
many streaks for all of them to be satellites.

With a long exposure, occasionally a cosmic ray will hit at a
low grazing angle, creating a streak rather than a dot -- and
there are a lot of dots on that image that probably are cosmic
ray hits, too.

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