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Originally posted by Clavicula
Made a blow up and tried to improve the contrast a little. Pretty interesting object whatever it is, looks organic to me. If it came off the rover it should be possible to identify it.
Maybe Mars is the original home of the babel fish.
edit on 10-10-2012 by Clavicula because: something added.
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
It does look kind of like a plastic shaving to me, could have come off the rover pretty easily.
It could also be some strange, tiny little life form of some sort and that would be extremely cool.
It may just be some strangely shaped metal shard of some sort that we're not familiar with.
Originally posted by ArMaP
Originally posted by CaptainBeno
Here's your answer..................'IT'S PLASTIC!" Says NASA.
It does look like plastic.
Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
Don't worry about it. one of the guys who have been around ATS for ages will be here soon to give there opinion on it and we will all believe them and get on with our lives.
I have no idea what it is but im going to go with something that has fallen off the rover because that's the only thing we will hear that it is from nasa
Originally posted by FlySolo
If this turns out to be plastic, am I the only one to see the moronic comedy of a billion dollar rover investigating Earth's first historical contribution of trash, on another planet, as a possible life form? That's pretty funny.
Originally posted by workinrampage
The video quality is horrendous. Spent billions on a vehicle recording things on VHS then relaying them back home at 56k.
Originally posted by intrptr
It looks rather clean for falling there with the rest of the sample.
Originally posted by bottleslingguy
IF it is a plastic shaving or metal shard that big then nasa should be shut down. I mean we're talking about contaminating another planet here
Originally posted by nomadros
reply to post by AmberLeaf
mmmm....so to get this right, a man made machine gets landed on a planet, moves a couple of hundred meters, sticks a 3 inch wide scoop in the ground and finds something shiny. So either A) the place is crawling with this stuff, B) it's the luckiest coincidence in history or C) something fell off the machine (Nasa's fav). My question is why don't they stick the scoop back in and see if any more bits fall off the rover *cough*