Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Two pinnacles

Here's an enlargement of the two giant pinnacles I was referring to in last post. They seem to have broken off something. Also they have a weird structure. (Click to enlarge)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Reflective areas?

What are the marked reflective areas? (Click image to enlarge, I've added links to the original NASA- images.

EDIT: Most people viewing these photos tell me there's no reflective surface. After some thinking I must admit, they're probably right. I answered them this:

I must admit you're most probably right, and my eyes fooled me, haha... However, I'm not completely certain of this.

I thought there might be some kind of liquid because:

1. It looks like it.
2. The surfaces are all in some kind of canals (I guess something may have been flowing there once)
3. The rocks near the surfaces all seem to have eroded: more near the bottom than at the top, like something has been flowing there.
4. On other images, like this one from sol 110, the seemingly reflective surfaces are completely lacking, and you can clearly see what plain sand looks like: it has more texture.

I've been trying to find more clues.

Like: the shadows in this image are pointing left to right (see the rock on the left), while the "shadows" in the areas I'm referring to are clearly top to bottom. But I'm not too sure about that.
And: there seems to be a "riple" in the presumed liquid on this picture making the pond-effect even more dramatic. However, on the image which was taken a 24 seconds before this one, the riple is exactly the same: sand.
So... for now have to agree with you.
At this moment, I'm also wondering, what are these two giant pinnacles that seem to have broken off from something and which have a weird texture. Does any of you know? Link: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00109/mcam/0109ML0684009000E1_DXXX.jpg

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sol 43: Rock from a SF-comic

On this image (Sol 43, 9:02) I found a rock which you would only expect in a Science Fiction Comic or something. Here is the total pic:

And here is the rock:

Rather surprising, isn't it?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sol 38 -- 3 strange images

Here are 3 shockingly strange objects found on the Curiosity Sol 38 photo's

Is that a skull on the side of the Curiosity tracks?

What is this absolutely weird imprint from? I was shocked to see it. It's not from any of curiosity's wheels, as far as I know. What else can it be? I have not the faintest idea. unfortunately there is no other material available about this imprint.

And this... well, I don't know what this is either. What else can one say than that it has a strange kind of beauty?

Sol 39: Another Shell-like object

Today I found this on a photo of one of the Curiosity cams. Quite special, isn't it?