posted on Feb, 6 2004 @ 01:46 PM
Personally, I don't think it's alive.
If the object was moving, it's not left any tracks. The marks from the lander look as fresh as on the first day, so any tracks are not being covered
by blowing dust.
It appears to have moved and it hasn't left any tracks. Logically, it must have lifted off the ground and blown away as anything else would have left
So, it must have been very light to blow in and out.
Some people are thinking that the spiky object is actually two objects close together. I can see why they say this, if you look at it long enough,
you can convince yourself this is true.
Are we positive that we are not missing it because the fish-eye lens distorts the image and it's just off to the side in the picture? To my eyes, it
looks like it should be visible in the front hazcam images. It appears just below the dark outcrop. To me, it looked like NASA rolled the rover to
the spot it was in. Some of the nasa pictures showed they are looking at these larger white objects as well.
Now, in the microscope images you can see the small, white objects. There's spherical ones with holes in the end, and smaller ones of odd and spiky
shapes. Could it be that this is the same material that the larger spiky, white objects are?
Perhaps there's some ultral-light material abundant on Mars that we have not dicovered yet. Wouldn't it be fun if this turned out to be the perfect
material for building on mars, light and cellular which would help keep the cold out (or the heat in, if you prefer).
I'd love for this to be a skull, but logic dictates that any thing that lived when Mars still had an atmosphere would have been eroded to dust and
sand a long time ago.
I'd love to hear what you think, or just throw in some wild theories! You could just be right, I don't think we understand Mars at all. The magic
carpet proved this to me.
[Edited on 6-2-2004 by Zzub]