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SO WHAT IS IT?
The circular indentations (bottom left, upper right) in (Fig.1 ) are explained by NASA’s analysts as the marks left by Mossbauer Spectrometer as it punches the soil to analyze it. But that instrument (see Fig. 2) lies in the rover between the two rows of wheels; yet the bottom left circular imprint is smack within the wheelprint. How can it be? This imprint is also different from both the one on the upper right (made by Opportunity’s instrument) and an imprint (Fig. 5) left by the similar instrument on the twin rover Spirit (that roams on the other side of Mars). The difference remains unexplained.
In response to the question “What Is It?”, scores of answers were mailed in -- from all over the world. A few answered it exactly NASA’s way: Pribyl Frantisek of the Czech Republic; Frank Rumore of New Jersey; Mark Keller of Virginia; Mrs. B.J. Stewart from Canada; Bill Stanley of Tennesee; Mark Miller of Appleton, Wisconsin and Tony Giovanni of Nevada.
Most of the other answers suggested a “footprint” of sorts on the Moon or Mars. Many realized that the “Blueberries” indicated a site on Mars; but, as some explained, the ‘disconnection’ suggested a bootprint rather than a wheel’s track, so it had to be where Man had gone: The “footprint” of an Apollo astronaut’s boot on the Moon (Fig. 6a).
What threw them off, and the other discrepancies detailed above, remain cause for continued headscratching.
Originally posted by Blueracer
I'm not impressed with this. It is nothing.
Originally posted by wolf241e
reply to post by amitheone
See the crest where the rover's wheel stopped. There is the empty area that has no track marks. Those marks that should be there are om the other side of the berm, for lack of a better word.