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originally posted by: skyblueworld
I also live in a dream world to which I know and doubt it will be possible to demand such a thing.
originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: wildespace
Unless it's posited as an entrance to an underground complex then, I'm afraid that's looking like the nail in the coffin on this being anything other than a rock.
originally posted by: jpants
a reply to: Mastronaut
Nice work! How are you able to tell what direction the rover is facing when taking a series of photos?
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
originally posted by: tonycodes
I think its so funny that the rover just never gets a close shot of any of this stuff lol we sent it there for close up of this kind of stuff, not distance shots lol great find! we all paid alot for the rover in taxes right? i want to drive it for a day lol
Curiosity has many missions, none of which are to take close-up photographs of 'this kind of stuff'. If NASA were to divert it off its' scheduled course to get closer to (and photograph) every unusual looking or reflective rock it comes across, then it would never achieve any of its' goals.
(and not, as some might think, the result of exfoliating your bald head)
Exfoliation domes are one of the more spectacular results of rock relaxation, which is the result of the removal of overburden by erosion.
originally posted by: hubrisinxs
The Pic from NASA itself
My wife, a trained geologist, said it looks like an old river bed that the rover is in. It is quite possible that is a large rounded river stone. The shiny reflection is because it has got some reflective metal inside it.
No civilization on Mars. At best some fish and small animals, more than likely there were only simple bacteria.
originally posted by: andrewh7
a reply to: bkfd54
Can anyone find an overhead shot of this area from NASA? Isn't there a version of Google Earth using Mars satellite photos?