This pair of images freaks some people out. Are photos from Mars really from Devon Island and other Earth locations? Are these really the same hill? Is it just a coincidence? Look closely. Decide before you read on. The answer to this mystery is below.
Uncomfortable ramifications of something being true can cause extreme changes in perception. In other words, people will hallucinate to protect preconceptions.
Are you hallucinating this hill similarity?
If you are a straight laced person who would never accept that NASA would mislead anyone, it would be understandable if your mind logically decides these are absolutely NOT the same hill.
The problem is, it is. It’s the same hill.
How can that be? Ah ha! This proves a huge NASA conspiracy, right? Uh, no. Slow down and think about the possibilities.
ANSWER: The two hills can be the same because you won’t find this photo “of Mars” in the NASA rover images. It isn’t there and no one ever said it was taken on Mars. This “Mars” photo was created by Danny Wilten to demonstrate that earth locations could be made to look like Mars. He turned the existing stock earth photo (left) of Ireland into Mars with Photoshop (right) to illustrate his view that we did not go to Mars.
Here’s the original image link here: http://public-domain-photos.com/free-stock-photos-4/travel/irland/the-burren-2.jpg
Here’s more information on the modification Danny Wilton did:
In the following video, from minute 3:18 to 5:30, you can see just how easy it is to make any environment look like a Martian desert.
The author of the video, Danny Wilten, takes a random picture from Earth (Ireland, to be more specific), where there is a fair amount of vegetation and even has a road with a white van on it.
In only five minutes of work, he manages to remove the car and the road, and turn all the vegetation into a barren, reddish landscape, similar to NASA’s pictures of Mars
Except if you were to blow up his image, would the vegetation really be gone? I don’t think so, and that’s not the point he is making. Wilton is saying that with plenty of time and money, NASA could use photo tools to fake the rover images and Mars landscapes. I’m not so sure. They’d need a lot of land since there are many years of rover images.
The Internet being what it is now, Wilten’s fake Mars photo is being used by many sites and videos as proof that NASA is pulling one over on us.
Some clowns even make a big deal of the fact that this image is not Mars, ignoring that NASA never said it was. Facepalm.
I’d like to kindly remind my fellow Mars interested web sites not to mislead people with these images by letting them think the image on the right is really a NASA image of Mars. It isn’t. It never was. These sites either know that and are being deceptive to get attention or they are lazy and did not do the fact checking that should happen before posting a story.
No, this is not Mars, and this is not true. Pintrest, you make us stupid.
Adding a NASA logo does not make this a NASA photo. It is a visual lie.
The following sites had BAD OR NO FACT CHECKING ON THIS PHOTO and/or used it in a misleading way:
The following sites, in this case, had MORE ACCURATE REPORTING OF THIS PAIR OF IMAGES (although most just copied and pasted without adding anything useful.)
In terms of Devon Island, the project is not secret. It is publicized by NASA:
So far, not a single photo of many taken over many years by several NASA rovers posted on their web site has been shown to be a photo taken on Earth. It would be really big news if it was. Have at it.