posted on Jun, 2 2008 @ 01:51 PM
This photo was taken during the Apollo 17 mission, my absolute favourite hunting ground, at station 6. The image shows a feature on the north face of
fragment 4 of the station 6 boulder. (The boulder sits at the southwest rim of Camelot crater, and it is made up of 5 large fragments.)
NASA also seemed to think that this particular feature was very interesting - they took 8 photographs of it, AS17-140-21401 to 21408, and the feature
is clearly visible in all of them.
This is a cropped version of the image AS17-140-21404. It is not the far better HI-RES version, that is to big to post here. The only thing I have
done is to increase brightness a bit, because this feature was in the shade when the photo was taken.
So, what do you all think? Is this just a completely natural feature? Is it some kind of art work? And the feature to the right, beside the strange
animal/birdlike "head", can it be some kind of handle? It seems to be protruding out of the rock:
Link to full, HI-RES image at The Gateway to Astronaut Photography:
For those of you who may be interested in reading more about the geology and the samples taken at station 6, go to this document: