- As part of a grand finale posting of
the primary mission photos released last night by NASA and found at prm-thmb.html,
within this group you will find 81007-Full.jpg - the shot that grabbed
my attention that evening in very early July and caused me to contact Jeff
Rense and his superb webmaster, James Neff, as well as some close friends
- In this latest release, which I urge
you to view with your own system and straight from a NASA site, you will
notice it is a slightly wider angle view and all of the original imperfections
are there as in the original. I was asked to carefully look for any signs
of alterations or funny business on the part of NASA or JPL imaging folks.
I see none Through the dozen or so shots of South Peak, through various
filters, the anomalous objects have remained and we continue to see the
most provocative image of any taken on this mission - The Anomalies on
South Peak. And yes, in this latest release, you will clearly see they
left in that gap in the original mosaic splice that I asked James Neff
to tighten. Glad they did, otherwise, someone would be sure to yell manipulation,
cover-up! Now, just the predictable "experts" will take marks
off for neatness.
- The Mars Pathfinder mission ended August
3, 1997. As of this writing, Rover and Lander are in great shape, just
not communicating as the equipment has dropped below a certain operating
temperature. I am confident the men and women at NASA and JPL, on one of
these breaks in the Martian cold snap, will regain control and tell it
to quit going to the depleted batteries and reset the clock. I think there
will be more, in time, coming from these two very distant probes that have
performed way beyond anyone's expectations. And just look at what they
have brought into our homes and to our personal computer screens!
- So what is the latest on South Peak?
The primary mission has ended. The extended mission is currently stalled
during this first cold winter blast at Pathfinder. In a way I am glad about
this too. This is finally permitting scientists, engineers, and imaging
people some breathing time. Time to meet and carefully piece together additional
data including some highly detailed photos. As far as South Peak, my general
sense after corresponding and talking with NASA, the best is yet to come.
- My sincere thanks to all of you who have
written me and shared your own special thoughts on the uniqueness of South