• MAA-019: Lander Debris?

- Image Analysis Report

Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-019

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Probable mechanical (NASA) artefact

Description: Lander Debris?
Approximate size:  10 cm

Mission: Spirit Rover
Location: Gusev Crater

Found by: Unknown

Image date: Sol 36 Feb 2004
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/n/036/2N129561872EFF0361P1617R0M1.HTML

OBSERVATIONS

The object lays close to the discarded heatshield and is almost certainly a part of it.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

Geometrical proportions indicate artificiality.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Part of the Lander.

MAA-019.1 Lander Debris? - Sol 36.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell
https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/n/036/2N129561872EFF0361P1617R0M1.HTML