OK guys, so I found something on the MSL Rocknest panorama
that resembles the front
part of a ship!
Well, at least that was my first impression while probably suffering from pareidolia. Anyway, I couldn't believe nobody else noticed this or took any
snapshots on GigaPan. But let's take a look at the images before going into the details:
This is what caught my attention:
So, to me, this looks as if it could have once been the front part of a ship. Note the triangular shapes, spikes or
visible along the lower left part of that particular rock formation.
When zooming out and putting it into a larger context, you can see the following:
In the following image, I highlighted in yellow what seem to be the parts of a larger sedimentary layer or "structure":
Finally, here goes the link
to the original Sol 64
image at NASA/JPL.
In my view, at least sections 1 and 2 seem to be related in some way or used to be connected at one time. In any case, all of these sections
together form a peculiar geological feature
, that I thought might be worth discussing here. I'm not a geologist, nor do I have any special
insights into the natural forces that might have been at work on Mars, ultimately leaving behind such strange shapes.
I've been searching the web for some peculiar artifacts that were formed by erosion on earth and there's a lot of impressive stuff that looks
symmetrical or artifical, but is - in fact - just natural. Yet, ever since I came across the images of Curiosity/MSL, I couldn't fight the feeling
that there's just an awful lot of stuff out there (especially at Rocknest), which resembles metal brackets, hinges and other shapes with an
overaverage amount of symmetry, right angles, near perfect circular perforations etc.
I find this intriguing, especially since there seems to be
more of it here than on any other images even from previous missions (eg. MER-A, MER-B etc.) and I've been following those with great interest all
through the years - by the way, without noticing anything "unusual" on those images.
Finally, let me stress that I'm aware of the fact that we're looking at 50+ millions of rocks or so on each panorama and that the base at Mount Aeolis
is an alluvial fan with lots of rubble having been exposed to erosion, meteors and seismic activity for millions of years. But to make a long story
short: Inspite of "precise science" and data being the key to unravel the secrets of Mars, I still find those recent MSL images extremely peculiar and
intuition keeps telling me: there might be more to it than our science data is revealing up to this point ...
So now it's time to hand this over to you, guys, what do you think we're dealing with here?
edit on 15-2-2013 by jeep3r because: Modified 'formatting'