• MIA033: Nozzle

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MIA033: Nozzle

 

IMAGE DETAILS

Mars Report Ref: MIA033

Report date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible artefact

Description: Nozzle
Approximate size: 7 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater

Found by: Unknown

Image date: Sol 821, Nov 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: M. J. Craig

Image source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00821/mcam/0821MR0036170080500530E01_DXXX.jpg

OBSERVATIONS

For such a bizarre and strikingly unusual shape, why oh why was this object not investigated by the Curiosity Rover?

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL OBJECT

​Geometrical proportions. A triangular-shaped object which culminates into a perfectly circular end.

COMMON EXPLANATION

An optical illusion caused by perspective. Odd-shaped rock or sedimentary material.

MIA033.1 Nozzle - Curiosity Rover, Sol 821, Nov 2014

​Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS