• MAA-039: Building Foundation

- Image Analysis Report

Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-039

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible building terrace or foundation

Description: Building Foundation
Approximate size: 6-7 m
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: 'Dingo Gap', Gale Crater

Found by: Unknown

Image date: Sol 595 April 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image sources: (1) https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00529/mcam/0529MR0020960070303356E01_DXXX.jpg

(2) https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00529/mcam/0529MR0020960080303357E01_DXXX.jpg

OBSERVATIONS

Found in the same area as the 'Beam Clamp', there is the possibility of building ruins here. However, observation of the full panorama image of this location reveals a long segment of rock strata of which this section is situated at the very end, suggesting it is merely a part of it.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE

Seemingly level surfaces suggest a possible building terrace or foundation. Found in same area as some possible artefacts.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Exposed rock strata.

MAA-039.1 Building Foundation - Curiosity Rover, Sol 595 April 2014

​Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive