Originally posted by Zzub
Did you read my post above? I touched on that. I don't think it burrowed or crawled because there's no trails. The original marks from Spirit are still looking fresh, 33 days later, so I think any trails or burrows would be obvious.
[Edited on 6-2-2004 by Zzub]
Originally posted by robertfenix
look above the rock formation about middle and to the right a little, outside the crater rim. Do you see the whitish structure that appears to raise into the air a little ?
Originally posted by Condorcet
With all the talk about possible explosive bolts, plastic clips, and whatnot that might explain the white 'rabbit' object, I decided to look for similar objects around the earlier Pathfinder lander. I did find something very similar in the Pathfinder panorama linked below. Look to the right side of the lander about 2 feet away from the end of the ramp. The detail is very poor, but you can see some white X-shaped thing with a sort of spiral to it.
[Edited on 6-2-2004 by Condorcet]
Originally posted by Kano
dunkleskates: I will as soon as this feeble 56k downloads the file for me
Btw dont get me wrong, I would absolutely love it if either Rover found conclusive evidence of life (especially current life) on Mars. It would be one of the biggest discoveries in human history. But as exciting as it would be, it is folly to immediately assume anything that strikes us as strange in the picture is proof of life.
It would be fantastic if that was a little Mars-Crab. While the rovers mission is not to directly search for life, if life popped up in front of it it would not (could not) be ignored. The ramifications of a single Mars-Crab are simply too enormous.