• MIA028: Tiny Turbine

MIA028: Tiny Turbine

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IMAGE DETAILS

Mars Report Ref: MIA028

Report date: July-August 2017

Research status: Open - Possible mechanical artefact

Description: Tiny Turbine
Approximate size: 5-10 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater

Found by: Rami Bar Ilan

Image date: Sol 1000, May 2015
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: M. J. Craig

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/01000/mcam/1000MR0044630400503600E02_DXXX.jpg

OBSERVATIONS

The shape resembles a small device, although the image resolution is not sharp enough to confirm any details.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

​Three or four radial spokes appear to encircle a turbine-shaped structure.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Odd-shaped fragment of rock or sediment.

  

MIA028.1 Tiny Turbine - Curiosity Rover, Sol 1000, May 2015

​Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS