reply to post by symptomoftheuniverse
That's very interesting actually.
I've not read through the thread yet, (i will though) but in case there isn't one posted, is there a link to the original image on the Curiosity site
please? (ETA: link is in the post directly above this one..typical!)
It does look metalic, it actually looks a lot like oxidised or encrusted lead that has been partially sandblasted and exposed the metal beneath, with
what looks a lot like a manufactured zig-zag seam running down the top / middle of it. The apex is more silvery than the rest as this would have been
exposed for longer.
I'd like to examine the original image before making any firm conclusions though.
Good find OP, thanks.
edit on 13-2-2013 by MysterX because: added comment
ETA#2: Yes, it's appears it's a scoop hole. Man, that does go to show how easily the eye can be deceived with these images.
edit on 13-2-2013
by MysterX because: added comment