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Spirit anomaly: Sol 856

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2of7

Hello to all, registered and presented only a few minutes :)

Let me share with you just Martian anomaly reported by lunexit.it.

This is a little bizarre object located in an area equally strange.

Position of the fragment:

4445402304_b40ded4507.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4445402304/sizes/o/

normal_SOL856-MF3-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26505

normal_SOL856-MF5-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26509

Size: relative size, extracted with the imprint of the rover's Mössbauer spectrometer.

4445548684_94ee8371a6_m.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4445548684/sizes/o/

The object is approximately 2.1 cm.

What do you think about? Only a freak of nature?

Edited by 2of7

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silentsinger

No idea what it is, but quite an interesting find. Would be nice to have an official source with the photo, to be sure its not a fake.

edit: Although it does not look fake to me, but still, you never know.

Edited by mutationman

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eqgumby

Yup, intersting. Any oen have any english speaking links?

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Montmorency the Dog

Ah, nice to see some more mysterious objects on Mars. Those are nice quality pictures, aren't they. I'm sure someone will be able to provide a rational explanation, but I prefer to think that it might be a plate, or a saucer.

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2of7

Is not fake ;) : the elaborations have been made by my group work.

Here http://marsrovers.nasa.gov/gallery/all/spirit_p856.html there are all the images of sol 856: all those of sol 856 that form the landscape visible to the right of the second image and the detail in question.

2P202359242EFFAS00P2297L2M1

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/856/2P202359242EFFAS00P2297L2M1.JPG

2P202359381EFFAS00P2297L3M1

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/856/2P202359381EFFAS00P2297L3M1.JPG

2P202359535EFFAS00P2297L4M1

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/856/2P202359535EFFAS00P2297L4M1.JPG

2P202359690EFFAS00P2297L5M1

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/856/2P202359690EFFAS00P2297L5M1.JPG

2P202359816EFFAS00P2297L6M1

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/856/2P202359816EFFAS00P2297L6M1.JPG

2P202359920EFFAS00P2297L7M1

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/856/2P202359920EFFAS00P2297L7M1.JPG

The detail is in the top left.

But as you can read from caption of the second photo (enlarge here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4442312669/sizes/o/ ) we used for images processing .img file, best quality available on Panetary Data System.

Edited by 2of7

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silentsinger

So not a fake then, great :)

If it was found on earth, i would say it was made by man for sure, doesnt look natural. But since it's on mars... hmmm

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2of7

If it was found on earth, i would say it was made by man for sure, doesnt look natural. But since it's on mars... hmmm

True, you are right! If it had been photographed on Earth, I said that it was a button! :D

If you look at the first picture, top left, there are at least two other strange things ...

Here, a possible reconstruction assuming that the object continues with its circular shape:

normal_SOL856-N-LL-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26508

Mars nature does strange things but the accuracy of this form is amazing ...

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Talion

Interesting find, that there could be "space junk" or even pics of junk that our scientists would either overlook or possibly miss due to the fantastic claim that there was never any life to begin with on another planet.

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louis_last

That's actually the best mars anomaly I've ever seen but it's still a long way from being proof of anything. Is it possible it came off the spirit rover itself?

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Coffey

True, you are right! If it had been photographed on Earth, I said that it was a button! :D

If you look at the first picture, top left, there are at least two other strange things ...

Here, a possible reconstruction assuming that the object continues with its circular shape:

normal_SOL856-N-LL-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26508

Mars nature does strange things but the accuracy of this form is amazing ...

See that bit to the left and down a little. I am almost 100% sure that it is part of it, whether it is rock or not I don't know but I'm almost certain that has to be part of it, look at the way it matches it in colour and shape. Try piecing the 2 bits together in a picture, show us that picture then add the other side like you did before. I think that will give a more accurate representation of what it is/was.

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Coffey

Actually after realising that bit is part of it, it looks a hell of a lot like a clam shell especially if you are to add that bit back on.

manilanative.jpg

That gives you the idea of what I mean but I have seen clams that look a lot like what is in the picture.

Would be awesome if it was a fossil.

Edited by Coffey

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1963

Hello to all, registered and presented only a few minutes :)

Let me share with you just Martian anomaly reported by lunexit.it.

This is a little bizarre object located in an area equally strange.

Position of the fragment:

4445402304_b40ded4507.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4445402304/sizes/o/

normal_SOL856-MF3-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26505

normal_SOL856-MF5-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26509

Size: relative size, extracted with the imprint of the rover's Mössbauer spectrometer.

4445548684_94ee8371a6_m.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4445548684/sizes/o/

The object is approximately 2.1 cm.

What do you think about? Only a freak of nature?

Yes! they're interesting pics indeed 2OF7,. I've always looked upon these anomolies with a keen eye and a 'moderately controlled, imagination ! But to be honest with you my friend , they may be authentic, But just not that impressive! I grew up very near a slate quarry, and this was my playground... and have to say that apart from a few small plant fossils,there were a miriad of stranger/man made looking items that we found and coveted as 'our treasure' and most of them were better than these curios presented ! And all of ours were completely natural, and i see nothing to sugest that your Martian ones wer'nt!! You could find tons of similar or better examples throughout the web,though they might not have the authenticity that is attached to yours! But for me my friend, this is nowhere near 'the killer blow' that convinces me,that there once was an ancient civilisation on Mars!! (Although,I wish it had been!!) Anyway! As a relatively (GREENHORN) to this site myself, I would like to say Hello and hope that you will enjoy shooting the breeze on here, as much as I am . :huh::D

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Scouser

It must be a rock, i mean it must! :lol:

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sinewave

Rocks like that are found on Earth too. They are generally associated with rapidly cooled igneous rock that was flung high into the air or released into water. As the molten rock cools in a fluid medium it tends to take a naturally spherical shape often with rings exposed in cross sections like that.

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2of7

Alien Embryo is true we must be cautious: no confirmation but only legitimate doubts! More than once, I suspect that in these images were present fossils and not remains of ancient civilizations ... and I think that we have the elements to think about but this could be another 3AD.... :rolleyes:

In the meantime, I propose this new image of the area just produced in natural color:

4446302858_2944051f4d.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4446302858/sizes/o/

In Italy now are 22:20 ... I have to go to dinner! ;)

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Coffey

Alien Embryo is true we must be cautious: no confirmation but only legitimate doubts! More than once, I suspect that in these images were present fossils and not remains of ancient civilizations ... and I think that we have the elements to think about but this could be another 3AD.... :rolleyes:

In the meantime, I propose this new image of the area just produced in natural color:

4446302858_2944051f4d.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lunexit/4446302858/sizes/o/

In Italy now are 22:20 ... I have to go to dinner! ;)

It's definitely a rock, you can see the rock it came form if you look up and left from it, same colouring and pattern etc.

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greggK

True, you are right! If it had been photographed on Earth, I said that it was a button! :D

If you look at the first picture, top left, there are at least two other strange things ...

Here, a possible reconstruction assuming that the object continues with its circular shape:

normal_SOL856-N-LL-LXTT.jpg

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26508

Mars nature does strange things but the accuracy of this form is amazing ...

What is more amazing is the true story behind it and the structure of life in this solar system and the search for gold. This earth is 1 of 4 earths in a vicinity. But, I'm not sure why this earth system has been so long in isolation, though isolation is not really the correct term. It is more like prison.

There is no way to reach beyond the moon besides the slingshot effect using the earth's gravity and well, how is that going? I can see the headlines now, 'Dog catapulted to meet the Martians.'

You know they'd want to do that first.

Houston, we have a problem.

Edited by greggK

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2of7

Rocks like that are found on Earth too. They are generally associated with rapidly cooled igneous rock that was flung high into the air or released into water. As the molten rock cools in a fluid medium it tends to take a naturally spherical shape often with rings exposed in cross sections like that.

What you just wrote is substantially correct, as long as you talk about igneous rocks like the so-called "vesicular-basalt".

We know that Gusev Crater contains, in different places (Spirit took nice pictures of such a basalt), a lot of but, as far as this specific "rock" is concerned, we must say that, in our opinion, we are looking at somethiong else.

Something different.

Of course it is very likely that the feature is "natural", but the origin of the feature that you suggested - we repeat and underline, in our opinion - is not applicable to the case in point.

If we can get more details, I publish them soon! :tu:

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silentsinger

Rocks like that are found on Earth too. They are generally associated with rapidly cooled igneous rock that was flung high into the air or released into water. As the molten rock cools in a fluid medium it tends to take a naturally spherical shape often with rings exposed in cross sections like that.

On UM, believers are always asked to post sources to back up their claims, would be nice if the skeptics did so as well :P

Not saying you are wrong, i just have not seen these kinds of rocks formed naturally on earth.

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2of7

Hi! I come with a new angle of view of the strange object :)

The processed image was obtained from the following NASA photo:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA01907

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09091

normal_SOL814-932-PIA01907-GB2.jpg

Enlarge: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/albums/userpics/10060/SOL814-932-PIA01907-GB2.jpg

EDM from 'McMurdo' Panorama from Spirit's 'Winter Haven' - The Pancam began shooting component images of this Panorama during Spirit's sol 814 (April 18, 2006) and completed it on sol 932

Credit: http://www.lunexit.it/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-26518

Edited by 2of7

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Belial

Greek discus ;)

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Belial

Another looks like something its NOT.

mn2f51.jpg

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silentsinger

Another looks like something its NOT.

mn2f51.jpg

Lets be fair, these 2 objects look nothing alike, so just because the so called "skull" is nothing more than a combination of shadows and pareidolia, it doesnt mean the same is going on with object posted in this thread.

It more or less the same as saying: "Penguins cant fly, so ducks cant fly either".

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sinewave

Lets be fair, these 2 objects look nothing alike, so just because the so called "skull" is nothing more than a combination of shadows and pareidolia, it doesnt mean the same is going on with object posted in this thread.

It more or less the same as saying: "Penguins cant fly, so ducks cant fly either".

Certainly, but that does not make the other rock anything special either. Anyone who has spent any time at all collecting rocks has seen examples like the one in question. There is simply not enough there to warrant any other conclusion than it is a natural rock.

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silentsinger

Certainly, but that does not make the other rock anything special either. Anyone who has spent any time at all collecting rocks has seen examples like the one in question. There is simply not enough there to warrant any other conclusion than it is a natural rock.

True, there is no proof the object from this thread is anything else but a natural rock, and would be pretty much impossible for any of us here, to prove anything different.

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