MAA-038: Crank Handle Device
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Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-038
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact
Description: Crank Handle Device
Approximate size: 15 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater
Found by: Rami Bar Ilan/Gerald Turner
Image date: Sol 1051 July 2015
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
Second image of object (less detail): https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/01049/mcam/1049ML0046190030306063E01_DXXX.jpg
The resemblance to a crank handle mechanism is very strong.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT
Close-up suggests intricate and possibly mechanical details.
An optical illusion caused by perspective, shadows and imagery limits. Odd-shaped rock.