MAA-013: Tool Wrench: Nearby Objects - Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-013
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical debris
Description: Tool Wrench: Nearby Objects
Approximate sizes: Between 5 - 20 cm
Mission: Spirit Rover
Location: Gusev Crater
Pointed out by: M. J. Craig
Image dates: Sols 527, 540, 541 June 2005
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
Image sources: (see image captions)
Close to the wrench/spanner-like feature sit several other unusually shaped objects.
POTENTIAL FOR ARTIFICIAL OBJECTS
A concentration of artificial-looking objects located within a 1 - 1.5 metre radius, suggest a possible technological debris pile derived from a common source. The objects have a significantly different character in appearance to surrounding rocks. Analysis of further images of the area do not reveal a similar concentration of such objects, indicating their uniqueness.
Meteorite debris, porous volcanic rock, ventifacts.