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 Post subject: Search for Amelia Earhart's plane...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:00 pm 
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Ok I was reading this article.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48045456/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/search-amelia-earharts-plane-set-begin/

And I now think I'm blind. In the article they show this picture:

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And this is said about the picture:

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"The photo shows the western end of the island and the wreck of the British steamer SS Norwich City, which went aground on the island's reef in 1929," Gillespie said.

"But on the left side of the frame there is something else: an apparent man-made protruding object which is hard to explain in that spot," Gillespie said.

"The photo is wallet-size and, in the original print, the object of interest is smaller than a grain of rice and easily missed," he added.
Ok this image is quite a bit larger then the original wallet-size phote... at least on my screen. And I think a grain of rice would stick out like a sore thumb. And I see nothing... or at least nothing which I'm sure is what they are talking about.

Reading more they go on to say:
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According to Glickman, the object in the image could be a composition made from the upside-down landing gear of Earhart's plane: a floating wheel, the fender, the strut and a worm gear.
Does anyone here see what they are talking about? My "detailed analysis" of a dark pixel there on the left side of the photo produces this image with my high tech software.

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So I think I'm looking at the wrong dark pixel.

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 Post subject: Re: Search for Amelia Earhart's plane...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Nice Loch Ness Monster reference.

The resolution of the photos available online are too poor. It seems like when you look at the physical photograph there might actually be something there:

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But it does seem more likely that they're searching for a photographic aberration rather than an actual clue.

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 Post subject: Re: Search for Amelia Earhart's plane...
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:54 pm 
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I think I've worked out what it is:

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