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originally posted by: chrismarco
a reply to: Blue Shift
Hard to tell the distance between the marks and the mars vehicle...it could look further away than thought..this may be just an area that was sampled off of the machine...hard to get perspective in this picture
originally posted by: Blue Shift
And since it was taken with the Hazcam, we have a 3-D image of them (cross-eyed) which shows that they're probably not rover tracks.
originally posted by: ArMaP
Wasn't the photo taken with the Navcam?
And yes, it looks like those are marks made by the rover, as the darker colour of the ground makes me think of disturbed ground.
originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
I believe it is an area that the rover has already visited.
If you look at this image
taken a couple of hours before you can see that it is closer to some of the features in the OP image. I've pointed them out here:
So they're tracks from the rover itself.