MAA-027: Wheel Hub - Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-027
Report date: July-August 2017
Research status: Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact
Description: The Wheel Hub
Approximate size: 20-25cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater
Image date: Sol 064, Oct 2012
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
A peculiar, possibly rounded formation that we’ve called the “Wheel hub”.
The limitation of the two-dimensional image comes into play here as we would be curious to know if this object is actually as round as it suggests from this one side that we can see. Perhaps on the other side it’s a completely different shape.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
It has three, maybe four parallel planes and a circular hole. Its location is relatively isolated in that there appear to be no comparable objects in the vicinty.
A segment of rock strata.