MAA-035: Beam Clamp Strut
- Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-035
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact
Description: Beam Clamp Strut
Approximate size: 5 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: 'Dingo Gap', Gale Crater
Found by: Unknown
Image date: Sol 528 Jan 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
The resemblance to a mechanical clamp or strut is very clear. However the closeup image resolution leaves some room for doubt.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
Geometrical/symmetrical shape and proportions. Other symmetrical objects also found in the vicinity (to be added).
An optical illusion caused by perspective, shadows and imagery limits. Odd-shaped rock.