posted on Jan, 12 2015 @ 03:47 PM
I was looking at rover curiosity pictures that were taken with the ChemCam.If you aren`t familiar with what the Chemcam is you can read more about it
Here`s a basic description of what it does,taken from that link:
The Chemistry and Camera instrument (ChemCam) uses the infrared laser to excite material in a pinhead-size spot on the target into a glowing,
ionized gas, called plasma. ChemCam observes that spark with the telescope and analyzes the spectrum of light to identify elements in the target. The
instrument has also returned more than 1,600 images taken by its remote micro-imager camera.
The micro imager camera is used to take close up pictures of very small objects.As I was looking at the Chemcam pictures I found two pictures taken on
SOL 705 that weren`t pictures of small objects, they were pictures of the landscape.
I thought it was strange that they would use a micro-imager camera to take landscape pictures,( I don't know if they normally do that or not)so I
looked at the pictures and this is what I saw:
It looks like it could be some kind of space junk.
The pictures aren`t real clear so I looked for other pictures of that area that might have been taken by one of the other cameras and I was only able
to find one other picture.It was taken by the mast cam from a distance:
Here`s another landscape picture taken by the ChemCam and SOL 779,I looked for other pictures of this area taken by the other cameras but there are
none.There are a few anomalies in this picture.
Does that rock on the right have fins?
Notice the shape of the shadow on the ground, definitely fin shaped,also notice that the rock has deformed to conform to the shape of the small rock
I would like to see more pictures of this area.