MAA-017: Box or Casing
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Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-017
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact
Description: Box or Casing
Approximate size: 13 cm
Mission: Spirit Rover
Location: Gusev Crater
Found by: Maya
Image date: Sol 1419 Dec 2007
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
The cube shape is strong, however the rover appears to have driven over this area and its possible that a wheel may have caused a piece of rock to be sheared off, leaving a flat reflective surface. Image SPR-006.1 may also reveal an alternative shape to the object.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
Symmetrical cube shape on two sides with an apparent opening to it, suggests a possibly metallic box or casing.
Optical illusion. Shape caused by the rover wheel driving over it.