May 26, 2008

The Mars Photos Are Awesome, But...

why the heck are they in black and white? Is there an actual reason we can't transmit colour photos from the Mars Phoenix Lander? I assumed with a new, higher tech lander, we'd also get colour photos, but instead, they're the same old B&W. Anyone know why? The only colour image I've seen says it was colourized after the fact.

Posted by Ith at May 26, 2008 1:49 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

It's likely a question of bandwidth - black and white images can be transmitted a lot quicker, so they probably got the quickest images they could out in front of the public right away, with better images to follow.

This is rank speculation, of course.

[I hope we do get some colour shots at some point :) ~ Ith]

Posted by: Russ at May 26, 2008 8:42 PM

And what about that face on mars they have been telling us its nothing but a ground mistake but what is it realy mean?

Posted by: condor at May 27, 2008 8:30 AM