Originally Posted by Nik
Once again, my paranoid fire-wall has taken exception...
( Hey, yesterday, it slapped down an apparently innocent site for having a virulent root-kit infestation, so I can't complain ;-)
Would these electric features match the scale of the Martian landscape ? Were these videos taken by lander/rover ? As far as I remember, the orbiters' best resolution was about 1 metre^2 per pixel. eg an orbiter saw a lander's parachute, glimpsed linear features due wheel ruts of rovers, glimpsed rovers' solar panels...
You Tube search: 'The Lightening Scarred Planet Mars'
No, it's not essentially Rover
data. I don't know about the images you're referring to? But the surface of Mars has by now been photographed in close high resolution. 1 meter per 2 pixel? Maybe. But surely that's good enough? Like the well known one of the Rover on the edge of the Victoria crater? Yes, that type of resolution.
Anyway, no secret conspiracy theories -- the images are easily available everywhere. The channels on Mars observed by Orbiter
are far more like the dendritic scarring caused by lightening or the scalloped multiple-crater channels created an electric welder, than water channels. The video examines them quite carefully ...