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  • Writer's pictureM J Craig,

A Partially Buried 'Gear Mechanism' on Mars, or Just Another Rock?

Mars Report Ref: MIA-048

Approximate size: 10-15 cm/4-6 "

Mission: Curiosity Rover

Location: Gale Crater

Identified by: Unknown

Image date: Sol 958 Apr 2015

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Secret Mars


This object treads the fine line where the viewing angle, coupled with small stones laying in the foreground of the object, may be conspiring towards some 'eye-trickery'.

However, the image clarity is good, and the distinct angular features and smooth character of the object suggesting a flat surface, makes it clearly stand out when compared to the granular nature of the stones in its vicinity...

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