• MIA019: Landing Debris

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MIA019: Landing Debris

 

IMAGE DETAILS

Mars Report Ref: MIA019

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Probable mechanical (NASA) artefact

Description: Landing Debris
Approximate size:  10 cm

Mission: Spirit Rover
Location: Gusev Crater

Found by: N/A

Image date: Sol 36, Feb 2004
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Graphics/image editing: M. J. Craig

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/n/036/2N129561872EFF0361P1617R0M1.HTML

OBSERVATIONS

The object lays close to the discarded heat shield and is almost certainly a part of it.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

Geometrical proportions indicate artificiality.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Part of the Lander.

MIA019.1 Landing Debris - Sol 36.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/n/036/2N129561872EFF0361P1617R0M1.HTML