M J Craig, Secretmars.com
Mysterious Cylinder-like Object Found on the Surface of Mars!
Updated: Sep 23, 2022
This cylindrical container-like object was observed in Gale Crater, Mars, close to "Dingo Gap", where other unusual objects have also been noted by anomaly investigators.
Mars Report Ref: MIA-046
Report date: March 2021
Research Status: Open - Possible artefact
Description: "Container with Handle"
Approximate size: 30-40 cm
Mission: Curiosity Rover
Location: Gale Crater
Identified by: Martine Grainey (2014)
Image date: Sol 526, Jan 2014
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: M. J. Craig
Image source: https://mars.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00526/mcam/0526ML0020740010203151E01_DXXX.jpg
This object clearly stands out amongst the surrounding regular terrain of sand, small rocks and stones, due to its highly irregular vertical character. At this distance from the Curiosity Rover, maybe about 5-6 metres, there is not quite enough resolution in the image to be sure of the details, as degradation of the image begins to show after zooming in. However, the shadows that delineate its shape and striking mechanical appearance, presents a very unnatural-looking object indeed.
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