• MAA-033: Nozzle

- Image Analysis Report

Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Rport Ref: MAA-033

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible artefact

Description: Nozzle
Approximate size: 7 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater

Found by: Unknown

Image date: Sol 821 Nov 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00821/mcam/0821MR0036170080500530E01_DXXX.jpg

OBSERVATIONS

For such a bizarre and strikingly unusual shape, why oh why was this object not investigated by the Curiosity Rover?

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

Geometrical proportions. A triangular-shaped object which culminates into a perfectly circular end.

COMMON EXPLANATION

An optical illusion caused by perspective. Odd-shaped rock or sedimentary material.

MAA-033.1 Nozzle - Curiosity Rover, Sol 821 Nov 2014

​Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive