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i see it.. swamp gas? lantern? i'm sure someone will be along to suggest something equally ridiculous soon..
A white dot in the exact same spot in the photographs in 8 different pics and it's an anomaly?
Since when did people stop using rational thought?
A hot pixel can show up when sensors get hot during long exposures.
The reason for a similar white dot in the other image is apparently a coincidence, Nasa tells MailOnline, caused by a cosmic ray or another anomaly.
Other ‘lights’ in the past have been attributed to sunlight glinting off rocks or cosmic rays striking the surface.
Nasa also points out that these image artifacts, including hot pixels and cosmic rays, are relatively common and can be noticed in many other images taken by Curiosity
In this animated render of the 8 images , the mysterious white orb appears to move around in a controlled fashion . This anomaly cannot be a dead pixel or image artifact , mainly because a dead pixel would remain approximately in the same location whatever its field of view
originally posted by: Dimens
a reply to: ETWolf
Thanks for posting this, could not find the location of the raw images so decided not to create a threat for this video without a proper source, but you seem to have found it!
Here someone who edited the images into a small vid, spectacular to say the least but could still be sun-flares: