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Curiosity's Latest High-Res Photo Looks Like Earth 215

Posted by timothy
from the ocean-front-property dept.
New submitter bbianca127 writes "Curiosity sent a picture down to us, and it looks a lot like Earth. Actually, the picture's color quality has been changed — to human eyes, the landscape would look a lot more reddish. Still, it looks remarkably like the southwestern United States (bringing to mind the Arrested Development quote about how Lucille Bluth would rather be dead in California than alive in Arizona)." Definitely a different sense of the place than the one given by the reddish-brown posters I remember from elementary school.
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Curiosity's Latest High-Res Photo Looks Like Earth

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  • Re:White-balanced (Score:5, Interesting)

    by jellomizer (103300) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @11:47AM (#41011969)

    Which is useful, because it lets us see things in a more familiar frame of reference. Under the Mars Atmosphere things will look more alien to us making normal stuff seem worthy of extra interest. Making the images more earth like, will help us point out what things are more interesting to look at and what to ignore.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. -- John Muir