This blog is about how bad the images are in the Nav cams and most in the mascam as well as others that the public has been given. Here are photo comparisons with the quality of an 1800's photo of Abraham Lincoln and a recent Nav cam Curiosity Image. And a GREAT comment further down in the blog from Karl Wolfe a former photo expert from the military during the apollo missions in regards to mars photos and how he can't understand such bad quality because it wasn't like that when he saw the towers on the back side of the moon!
1800's photo vs Curiosity Rover photo comparison
Curiosity Nav Came Image below that just came out :
Karl's comment on photos being so bad now and they shouldn't be :( . . . . . . . . .
No longer had to deal with a security clearance and spoke freely about his experience during the apollo missions and the moon. He was called in to fix a photo machine that was used for the Lunar Orbiter. Most of the video doesn't involve mars. But he made a point about mars that I thought was worth putting this youtube video here in this blog. He made the statement that he couldn't understand why the mars images that we see all the time, such as Curiosity Rover etc. are so terribly blurred and not very clear. When he saw (during the apollo missions) images that were so outstanding you could see a license plate of a car.
* Please go to about 12:00 into the video and view and hear until about 13:00 minutes. I think it is a must to hear so you can get an understanding of the difference between what nasa gets and what we the average joe sees through the mascam, nav cams, hazard cams etc. Of course there are going to be good images, but most are pretty bad! Of course when it involves something mechanical it seems to ALWAYS be blurred beyond comprehension. At least up to this point.
Case in point: