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Weird Looking Rock Found on Mars!

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posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:20 PM
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Check out this rock that was recently found on Mars by Spirit only 3 days ago!




Link: Earthfiles.

Full image can be found at NASA here.

Looks really strange. Could there be anything 'organic' about it? I'm sure NASA is investigating it right now. What do you guys think?



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posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:28 PM
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thats an interesting looking rock, i have no idea why i would look like that. could be a piece of space debris, but that seems unlikely.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:32 PM
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Here's a zoom



Looks like they checked the rock out..

marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...

Looks like a rock to me..


[edit on 1/31/2006 by QuietSoul]



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:32 PM
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That picture has photoshop written all over it. I'm going to do a quick little investigative study on it.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:34 PM
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It looks part of the "ball" that the rovers used to cushon their fall. And no it isn't photoshopped, unless you're making the accusation that NASA photoshopps their own images now hmm?



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:36 PM
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Check my edited added links above.. its a rock.. nothing special

Nice catch though



[edit on 1/31/2006 by QuietSoul]



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by QuietSoul
Check my edited added links above.. its a rock.. nothing special

Nice catch though



[edit on 1/31/2006 by QuietSoul]


Oh my! It's the virgin Mary, can't you see it?



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:45 PM
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I zoomed the entire picture here:
It is intentionally grainy and pixelated to show the difference between edge blurring.




The red arrow shows an area where there should be shadow but it is absent. The sun is causing rocks to create shadows and the bowl shaped depression in the rock should be covered in shadow by the higher point of the rock that the sun would be hitting.

The blue arrows demark where egdes do not have the same "consistensy" (spelling?). The rocks have much rougher edges (look closely at the individual pixels) and do not blend into the picture as well as the object in question. This leads me to believe that it is most likely photoshopped, but if indeed authentic then perhaps it is man made debris.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:48 PM
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posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by sardion2000
It looks part of the "ball" that the rovers used to cushon their fall.


I have to agree, as it does resemble a deflated "ball". It would make an interesting rock though, as it's "parts" seem so symmetrical. If you turn your head sideways, and squint, it could look like some sort of skeletal structure, such as a pelvis. Interesting find.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 09:59 PM
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Hmm? It looks like a friggin rock man. Did you look at the 4 high defination pictures I posted (twice)? It's a rock!



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:01 PM
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Looks like a rock.
I imagine, after a number of day to night temperature changes, that darker portion
will probably fall off. Then it will be two rocks..



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:01 PM
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UnMature, are you sure you're not using color as a source for your topography? It doesn't look dished to me. If it isn't dished, there wouldn't be a shadow.
Also, doesn't Photoshop leave a tag of some sort in it's edited images?



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:02 PM
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Opened up the original photo from the NASA site in a text editor. When saving a file in Photoshop, it hides information in the file that can be viewed as text. This image has nothing in there about Photoshop.

Sample text from original image (junk):
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Sample text from jpeg edited in Photoshop:
Uæi"§ÒçB8‘â¢ë ñ:w^l’HÿÙ 8BIM! S   A d o b e P h o t o s h o p  A d o b e P h o t o s h o p C S  8BIM    ÿáÞns.adobe.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:10 PM
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It allmost looks like it is assembled from a number of rocks, but maybe that's how it weathered over the years?

Troy



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:25 PM
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If that rock was found in a stream bed here on earth, it would not be unusual, but what makes that such an unusual rock is that it is smooth and virtually all the other rocks are rugged.

By the way have you seen this very unusual item posted earlier by godservant:



www.belowtopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:40 PM
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UnMature, I ask you again. Are you making the accusation that NASA is Photoshopping their own images? The same photograph is presant on their website as well.



posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 10:50 PM
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would you "photoshopped Debunkers" quit with the photoshop stuff, it's getting really annoying.

My last two weeks were quicktimed, then photoshopped.....sheesh



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:50 AM
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Don't forget where we are on Mars.
In the middle of a giant crater, theoretically on top of some hills
that were more than likely formed by the rebound effect of the huge amount of energy unleashed when the crater was created..
A frozen splash, if you will.

there are bound to be all types of exotic mineral combinations, due to the melting, the fracturing, etc...

If you go back to the period of time when Spirit began to climb these hills..
Somewhere around Sol 300, I think...You can find lots of what is depicted
in the photo..

Literally fields full of these rocks...with similar erosion patterns..

I can try and go back and find some of these...could take some time.
TWO YEARS worth of photos to go through..



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:59 AM
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