posted on Jun, 15 2013 @ 03:57 AM
I think it's a complete waste of time trying to determine what the black object may be as the rover is too far away to make a reasonable evaluation.
When the rover gets nearer to the object, if the rover travels in that direction, then we may be able to determine what the object could possibly
Unfortunately, many of the distant captures are not of sufficient quality to make an in-depth analysis and the colouring of the images does not help
as this tends to create a degree of visual confusion. There again, maybe that's why the mastcam images are presented the way they are. I just cannot
believe these Curiosity images are the true colour versions of the Martian surface when one compares these images with the colour images that can be
produced from the Spirit and Opportunity captures. Sorry if the subject of image colour is off topic for this thread but I would be interested to know
if any members felt the same way when trying to recognize and evaluate objects on the surface in relation to the image captures from Curiosity.