For "Some" Scale Reference
Curiosity Rover Nav Cam Imagery from October 24, 2018
Shows a large nearby pyramidal object that looks like it has a face resembling modern Earth, human architecture. Tapered edges with cascading steps. A
rounded corner edge with shiny looking luster. This is a larger shape in the distance, from what I see, and not a close hill, as was suggested at
first glance. I am updating the thread with a better image that shows the rover scale as compared to this object in the distance. (Curiosity is about
the size of a small car/large golf cart, to help you visualize this a bit. For best investigation I recommend checking the original images, that I
direct link below.)
I'd take this appearance with a grain of salt, as these images are from a low resolution black and white composite from the nav cam.
However, you must admit the appearance is very attention grabbing. (I saw this in nav thumbnails over a month ago, and was waiting for closer images,
thank you MSL/JPL.)
I'm sure NASA/JPL/MSL would love to provide us clear, color, imagery of the outcropping, but since Curiosity had a mentalchanical breakdown on
September 16th, and lost a whole brain/computer board, we haven't had any MAST cam imagery at all. This was around the time I noticed the big pyramid
in some of Curiosity's nav thumbnails.
(Will update this thread as new images of this specific area and objects of interest are received from Curiosity.)
This whole area is one of the most interesting I think I've ever seen Curiosity driving through. I'm looking forward to more, especially closer images
of the big black rectangle plateaus. (Natural, allegedly, but just because Mount Roraima is natural on Earth, doesn't mean it isn't amazing.)
Credit and Original Image File Links
- All images originally captured by Curiosity Rover on Mars, courtesy of NASA/MSL/JPL -
Link to original image pages from nav cams:
Left navcam: mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
Right navcam: mars.jpl.nasa.gov...
Pyramid Images Left:
Pyramid Images Right:
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