posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:43 PM
A mysterious blotch that appeared along the horizon in a photo from the surface of Mars stirred speculation about what it might be, as two hours
later it was gone. One image from the Curiosity rover as it landed on the fourth planet from the sun showed a "faint but distinctive" image on the
horizon, the Los Angeles Times reported. However, a subsequent batch of images sent from the unmanned rover two hours later showed no trace of the
I watched the landing live on NASA TV. This was the first photo that the rover sent back to earth.
I happened to notice the object when they showed the photo for the first time, seconds after download, and I thought 'What is that in the
background?". I thought they would say something about it then, but nothing was said, so I disregarded it, until I saw this story.
Now I'm more baffled about what this is. What do you guys think about it?