MAA-030: C-Shaped Object
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Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-030
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact
Description: C-Shaped Object
Approximate size: 5 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater
Found by: Rami Bar Ilan
Image date: Sol 817 Nov 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphic/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
A baffling one insofar as this very angular object is so very close to the Curiosity camera. Was the precision shape caused by the Rover wheel slicing into it perhaps, if indeed it drove over this spot? The mission scientists obviously must have seen and discussed it.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
A very symmetrically proportionate ‘C’ shape.
Odd-shaped rock or sediment. Angular shape perhaps caused by the Rover wheel.