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IMO surface looks pretty exactly what I would expect from meteorite.
Originally posted by lepracornman
my best guess metour fragmint or somthing or it's a metal or some sort of solid deposite
Originally posted by Adregalus
.. Where's the impact crater?
Looks like a very smooth landing for a meteorite. It must be light as a feather.
Originally posted by capone3d
A sense of scale would have been really helpful here.i think it could be the core of a meteorite ,the rest of the meteorite could have been weathered off.And the uneven soil around it,couldn't it be debris?
Originally posted by theRiverGoddess
Ive seen round things before and this is NOT what they look like.
Small meteorites loose their cosmic speed completely in atmosphere and drop to surface like stone you throw to air. (if they aren't vaporized or explode)
Originally posted by spacedoubt
Also, smaller meteorites, that make it through the atmosphere are usually slowed down significantly. On earth, they can be slowed to terminal velocity. On Mars, it depends on the thickness of the atmosphere at the time of impact.
Images for scientific use are pretty much just BW images.
Originally posted by SmokeyTheBear
off trhe topic but why do all these nasa photos seem to be black and whihte. we have technology to send this machine there but cant send a kodak dispossible.