posted on Sep, 11 2012 @ 12:24 PM
I was looking at these same pictures last night on the NASA site and the first thing that popped into my mind, when i saw all the dust and dirt stuck
on the tires, was a thread here on ATS about the moon landing hoax.
In the moon landing hoax thread there were a number of debunkers explaining,rationalizing why there was NO dust/dirt or other debris in the treads of
the moon rover that the astronauts drove all over the moon.
These pictures of curiosity with dust/dirt stuck to the wheels,debunks the debunkers and proves that debris should and will stick to the wheels of any
moving object even in low gravity such as on the moon.
As for as these pictures, it defianetly looks like there is moisture/mud on the tires and in the soil.
look at the tread marks that were left on the ground.look at the places on the ground where the treads penetrated the top layer of soil. the soil
where the treads have penetrated the top layer is much darker in color than the top layer of soil.
even in the part of the picture where the soil is in the shadow of curiosity the top soil is much lighter in color than the underlying soil where the
treads have penetrated the top layer. That darker color isn`t being caused by shadows because there is no direct light shining on that soil,it is in
the shadow of curiosity.Shadows within shadows? i don`t think so.
There are two possibilities, there is water or some other type of liquid on mars which greatly increases the odds that there is or was life on mars or
the rover isn`t really on mars and the whole mars rover thing is a hoax.
my money is on the former.