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Curiosity Finds a 'Floating Spoon' on Mars

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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:22 PM
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Curiosity Finds a 'Floating Spoon' on Mars


We’ve seen “rats,” “yetis,” “faces,” even “elephants” on Mars, but this new image captured by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is one of the most fascinating views of a rock formation on the Martian surface yet.

Sure, like these other examples I’ve included in “quotes,” this “spoon” is yet another wonderful example of Mars pareidolia, but with a twist.

Top 10 Weirdest Mars Illusions and Pareidolia

This latest Mars oddity was spotted by members of the UnmannedSpaceflight.com forum in an image captured by Curiosity’s Mastcam on sol 1089 of the mission (Aug. 30). Once you spot it, it becomes obvious; it really does look like a spoon hanging in the air, just above the surface of some layered rock. But as Mars is devoid of any civilization, advanced or otherwise, that is capable of manufacturing said spoon, there’s probably a more logical answer.

The logical answer, however, is still pretty awesome.


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The image in question -


Here is the other weird part. It turns out there is more than one floating spoon in that area.

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I know in cases like this the word Pareidolia is used as a reason for what we are seeing. However how many times can Pareidolia
be used to explain away something that genuinely looks like its floating?
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:23 PM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
Curiosity Finds a 'Floating Spoon' on Mars


We’ve seen “rats,” “yetis,” “faces,” even “elephants” on Mars, but this new image captured by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is one of the most fascinating views of a rock formation on the Martian surface yet.

Sure, like these other examples I’ve included in “quotes,” this “spoon” is yet another wonderful example of Mars pareidolia, but with a twist.

Top 10 Weirdest Mars Illusions and Pareidolia

This latest Mars oddity was spotted by members of the UnmannedSpaceflight.com forum in an image captured by Curiosity’s Mastcam on sol 1089 of the mission (Aug. 30). Once you spot it, it becomes obvious; it really does look like a spoon hanging in the air, just above the surface of some layered rock. But as Mars is devoid of any civilization, advanced or otherwise, that is capable of manufacturing said spoon, there’s probably a more logical answer.

The logical answer, however, is still pretty awesome.


Click link for remainder of article...

The image in question -


Here is the other weird part. It turns out there is more than one floating spoon in that area.

Larger image -
ITS A ROCK








Weird tho to say the least!
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Man those aliens are so messy!
Leaving their giant spoons laying around.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:28 PM
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THERE IT IS!
I've been looking everywhere for that.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:30 PM
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So Raisin Bran owns Mars...

2 scoops!

In all seriousness that is weird looking regardless of what it is. It's almost like an optical illusion as it makes my eyes go all wonky looking at it.

Maybe Paul Revere was there a long time ago?

There is an age limit on that one ^^^



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:38 PM
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Reminds me when I was playing elder scrolls oblivion, one saturday I was so bored I decided to steal every spoon I could find in tamerial, I went to a giant hillside and spelled "I AM THE KING OF SPOONS" with my looted spoons for all the land to see.

Back on topic, its a rock. I see a few other spoons, there is a giant sideways spoon on the right.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:38 PM
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Spoons , or perhaps bones or some other artifacts ? Or just rocks?



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:42 PM
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Is it a rock?
...or is it, perhaps, a fossilized giant spoon?



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:43 PM
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If you look closely, you will see that it is part of a series of arching "ribs" that originate in the ground and the ends are exposed (just follow the spoon handle back). The other couple are broken off just below it. I am in no way claiming it is actual ribs, just that the structures are rib-like. If it was earth, I would say fossilized tree branches or something like that.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:43 PM
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They look like rocks to me...

I just found the floating idea interesting..



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:49 PM
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Looking at the "larger" photo there is a lot of other strange stuff also. At one point to the lower bottom right it looks like temple steps?
But seriously the second spoon image does appear to be something floating.
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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They look like bones to me so that's what I'm going with. Bones sticking out of the dirt. The surface of Mars seems to be awash in scattered bones and bone fragments.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:52 PM
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no don't tell me mars has cheesy magicians there to.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Resembles skeletal remains, spoon appears to be attachment.
this is subjective analysis



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 08:57 PM
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There is no spoon.







I can't believe no one used that yet.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 09:00 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Is it a rock?
...or is it, perhaps, a fossilized giant spoon?






posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 09:14 PM
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We were all waiting for you to say it.




Follow the white rabbit.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 09:16 PM
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My mom used to punish me with one of those.

I ain't ever going to Mars.



posted on Sep, 2 2015 @ 09:22 PM
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We wouldn't know an ancient artifact if Curiosity actually found one. If it's not good enough, it's a rock. If it's too good, it's a hoax. Therefore, nothing will ever be found on Mars, even if a Billion people once lived there.




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