• MIA039: Building Foundation

MIA039: Building Foundation

 

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Mars Report Ref: MIA039

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: N/A

Image date: Sol 529, Jan 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: M. J. Craig

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

This site of a possible building ruin, is located about 100 metres or so from where several potential artefacts exist, therefore adding corroboration. 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 the same area as some possible artefacts such as the "Beam Clamp" (MR035), may indicate that the area was occupied by a settlement.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Exposed rock strata.

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MIA039.1 Building Foundation - Curiosity Rover, Sol 595, April 2014

​Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS