• MAA-034: Masonry Carving

- Image Analysis Report

Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-034

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible masonry

Description: Masonry Carving
Approximate size: 25 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater

Found by: Rami Bar Ilan

Image date: Sol 991 May 2015
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00991/mcam/0991ML0043820010404528E01_DXXX.jpg

OBSERVATIONS

An interesting shape that may suggest remnant stonework or masonry.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

Three possible signs of workmanship here: a symmetrical triangular shape, a parallel plane and a square end.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Odd-shaped rock.

MAA-034.1 Masonry Carving - Curiosity Rover, Sol 991 May 2015

​Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive