posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 06:06 PM
As others have mentioned, it is the a "hood" over the rear part of the "twin rovers" Spirit
(NOT the new rover
This can be seen on ALL of the "Rear Hazard Camera" pictures from Spirit
(thousands of pictures look like this).
Here's an animated GIF I made for a thread last year where this same thing was discussed. I made this from 15 different images from Spirit's rear
hazard camera (the "rear hazcam") that were taken over the course of about 150 days. The hood over the camera is visible in all of these, and you can
see the ground reflecting off of this "hood".
Like I said, That object is just part of the rover, and can be seen in every one of the thousands of images taken by the rear hazcam of both
Opportunity and Spirit. This is not a new phenomenon, and has been talked about many time here on ATS over the years.
You can view all of the Rear Hazcam images here by following these two links (and all other raw images from Spirit
Spirit Raw Images
Opportunity Raw Images
edit on 11/29/2012 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)