posted on Jan, 6 2004 @ 12:12 PM
Why would dried magma lumps appear only where the airbag was dragged? I can't see that, personally.
To me it looks like a crust which has been dragged, which is what the experts at NASA are claiming. It can't be moisture as it's freezing there
(obviously) and it would be brittle.
It's the points where it has folded that I find wierdest. That indicates a cohesive, sticky, surface. I hope they figure it out.
btw, the latest 40MB tiff image from the pan-cam is amazing, if you can download it, it's well worth a look.
I'm following this mission closely, I've got NASA TV on 24 hours a day at my desk. It's fascinating at the moment.
[Edited on 6-1-2004 by Zzub]