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Curiosity Finds a Weird Ball on Mars

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posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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Interesting find here, ATS. Curiosity has found what looks like a ball on Mars.




If there's one thing to be said for Curiosity's mission on Mars so far, it certainly hasn't been boring. From supposed Martian squirrels to strange flashes of light on the surface, the rover has kept us entertained. And now there's this rather odd... ball.
Take this recent photographic example from the Mars Science Laboratory's Mastcam camera that was uploaded to the mission's photo archive on sol 746 (Sept. 11). While compiling a mosaic of images of the surrounding landscape, Curiosity captured a rather un-Mars-like shape atop a rocky outcrop.


Hm.m.m.m....balls on Mars........... won't go there! However, this is interesting A perfect ball just sitting on Mars, all by itself is strange indeed. Balls don't just form by themselves from nowhere. What does ATS have to say?

io9.com...




posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Arken found it too...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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I'm going to go out on a giant leap and say "Rock"....



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:39 PM
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originally posted by: Elton
a reply to: lostbook

Arken found it too...

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Of course!



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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a reply to: lostbookIf the rover would have followed directions and followed that arrow, the rest of the mystery may have been revealed...



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Thats not a "marble", its obviously a musket ball. Proof there are Cowboys and Indians on Mars.




posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: lostbook

Thats not a "marble", its obviously a musket ball. Proof there are Cowboys and Indians on Mars.



Whatever it is, there needs to be a closer look.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:50 PM
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At first glance my brain is going WTF ???

But reading further down in the article, it's only about 1cm, the size of a marble, and it's at the bottom of a 3.5 mile high mountain. I can see how it could have been weathered out of softer rock and rolled down the hill.

Cool picture for sure.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: anxietydisorder
At first glance my brain is going WTF ???

But reading further down in the article, it's only about 1cm, the size of a marble, and it's at the bottom of a 3.5 mile high mountain. I can see how it could have been weathered out of softer rock and rolled down the hill.

Cool picture for sure.


While that's possible, I see no evidence of it having rolled downhill.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: lostbook


Whatever it is, there needs to be a closer look.

Okay, funniness aside. These "nodules" on Mars are abundant in places.

I got to check out for now… so here you go…

images



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

hmm you seemed to have linked to many dewberrys, are you planning on making martian wine?


funbox



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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Looks like it could be a football. Google Emile Heskey.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:53 PM
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The place is full of balls, Go to image link for closer scrutiny, files.abovetopsecret.com... magnify, and you will see these balls are hairy!


edit on 25-9-2014 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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Then again Mars is just one big ball



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Looks like a lead sinker.
Might have been a popular fishing spot.



posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: Shaded27
That, or a Martian dingle berry. Either way, it's very odd and out-of-place.



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 03:36 AM
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originally posted by: Shaded27
a reply to: intrptr

Looks like a lead sinker.
Might have been a popular fishing spot.


Or a skeet range?

"Pull!"



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 03:39 AM
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originally posted by: funbox
a reply to: intrptr

hmm you seemed to have linked to many dewberrys, are you planning on making martian wine?


funbox


Mineral Spirits? A slug of that would make you grit your teeth.




edit on 26-9-2014 by intrptr because: spelling



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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It's all natural isn't it cause nature can do anything ... Next month a octahedron



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: lostbook

While that's possible, I see no evidence of it having rolled downhill.


That evidence could have been washed away by the sands of time. We just don't have enough information about how long it's been there, or the processes involve in Martian weather and the affect it has on erosion.

This one will remain a mystery until boots on the ground go pick it up, take a look, and then use it as a slingshot marble.



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