• MIA015: Pipe/Life Form

MIA015: Pipe/Life Form

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IMAGE DETAILS

Mars Report Ref: MIA015

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible mechanical debris or life form

Description: Pipe/Life Form
Approximate size:  50-100 cm

Mission: Spirit Rover
Location: Gusev Crater

Found by: N/A

Image date: Sol 229, Aug 2004
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Graphics/image editing: M. J. Craig

Image source: (1) http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/p/229/2P146694689EFF8600P2402L7M1.JPG

(2) https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/p/229/2P146694587EFF8600P2402L7M1.HTML

OBSERVATIONS

This provocative image throws up the possibility that if we are not looking at an artefact, then we may well be looking at a life form.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

A tubular form with a possible circular hole at the end, resembling a pipe.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Optical illusion.

MIA015.2 Pipe/Life Form - from a distance - Sol 229.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image source: http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/p/229/2P146694689EFF8600P2402L7M1.JPG

MIA015.1 Pipe/Life Form - Close-up - Sol 229.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image source: http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/p/229/2P146694689EFF8600P2402L7M1.JPG