posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:59 PM
Originally posted by symptomoftheuniverse
So what about the white rod in the bottom of this pic? Also there is worked stone/metal in the bottom right and all over the place.
22-2-2013 by symptomoftheuniverse because: added link
That white streak may be some sort of data glitch in that one particular image.
I say this because:
1. it looks like a flat streak totally on top of the image, as if it is ignoring the surface features.
and (more importantly)
2. It does not show up in any other images of that area.
Here is the image in that series of images taken by the right NavCam that was taken just prior to your image (28 seconds prior), and was taken of the
are slightly to the right of your image. The part of your image with the white streak is visible (but the streak is not there).
(A version in which I circled where the streak should be):
...And the full raw version of that image from NASA:
Also, the left NavCam took an image that is of almost exactly the same spot as your image (but just the "left-eye" version). In that left-eye version
of the image in your post, you can again see that the streak is not there in that picture:
Nor in the image take 28 seconds prior of that also shows the same area where the streak is seen in the image you posted. If the streak was there, it
should be visible in the lower right of this image:
So, it seems to me that the thing you call a "rod" is just a data glitch or something.
edit on 2/22/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)