posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Lonewulph
Right angles are not naturally repeated usually. Could be an imprint caused by the rover? Is this an high altitude shot?
First of all, right angles can be repeated in nature. Think of crystals (quartz, halite., etc)...
...Having said that, id do NOT think these right angles are due to crystals. I just wanted to point out that to say something like "right angles are
not repeated [in nature]" is NOT a true statement.
Back to the image:
I can't tell you what it is, but it was taken on the ground (sol 103) by the Mars Descent Imaging Camera (MARDI), which is located on the underside of
the rover. MARDI was used to image the ground from above during the descent, but it can also be used to take pictures of objects just below the rover
while the rover is roving on the ground.
I suppose the marks could be
some imprint left behind by rover equipment. You would think it would look more like a continuous track if it was
from the wheel, but maybe the rover arm bumped on the surface at that location. I'm not saying that's what happened, but the possibility should be
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