MAA-029: Small Pyramidal Object - Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-029
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible artefact
Description: Small Pyramidal Object
Approximate size: 10cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater
Found by: Rami Bar Ilan
Image date: Sol 978, May 2015
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
Appears to be a tetrahedral pyramid from the viewing angle with two smooth symmetrical sides, although the hidden side may not necessarily replicate what the front view suggests.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
Its small size (10cm) would seem to rule out any suggestions of megalithic construction, unless this portion just happens to be the tip of a large buried structure. If its just a small object, then it might be a piece of art, or have had some mystical or religious purpose.
A piece of fragmented rock, split into a sharp angular shape. To find a pyramidal shape is not unusual.