MAA-036: Mechanical Fitting
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Image Analysis Report
MAA Ref: MAA-036
Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact
Description: Mechanical Fitting
Approximate size: 7 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater
Found by: Michael Ivey
Image date: Sol 109 Nov 2012
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
The resemblance to some form of mechanical fitting is clearly recognisable. However, insufficient detail in the image could mean that instead of one object on view here, there could be more than one, perhaps a couple of rocks one behind the other.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
Mechanical character to object.
Possibly a couple of small stones forming an optical illusion, due to perspective, shadows and imagery limitations.