posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 03:51 AM
reply to post by jeep3r
I have seen the holes on many rocks. I always assumed they were lazer holes. Perhaps im wrong.
When looking at some of the ChemCam marks on other images, I tend to think that the holes in the rock from Sol 416 are not the result of Curiosity's
laser. On the image below (Sol 429), you can see the typical marks left behind by the ChemCam instrument, the holes are rather small when compared to
the sand/gravel around it:
Source Image Sol 429
For comparison, here again the seemingly larger
holes in the rock(s) from Sol 416:
Source Image Sol 416
Not sure as to what this could be, perhaps they're just small debris impacts from micro-meteorites or inclusions of gases related to volcanic
activity? Whatever the case, I think they look quite interesting in that formation and was wondering whether anybody had an idea about how they might
have formed ...
edit on 11-11-2013 by jeep3r because: text