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reply to post by Aleister
hopefully we will see the full size pictures, but yeah I didn't notice that spokey thing .
on the rippled thing there appears to be an impression of the spokey thing too.. hmmm
I think the rover wheels look ok from these pictures , those machined looking holes are fine , unless you mean some other holes I cannot see
yes the web shape the
" the concentric circles"
Maybe Char-Lee, you can see diagonal lines covering the whole picture , ive not seen this kind before , its almost like you would get if you was to scan an image on a really crap scanner , a scan moire
have you seen the marking's before, on the sand, like this ?
You're right, I missed the spokey impression on the rippling thing too, right next to the other spokey rock. They both seem to have rims going around them (which, I guess, would be the definition of rims).
Gale Crater formed when a meteor hit Mars in its early history, about 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago. The meteor impact punched a hole in the terrain, and the subsequent explosion ejected rocks and soil that landed around the crater. Scientists chose Gale Crater as the landing site for Curiosity because it has many signs that water was present over its history. Water is a key ingredient of life as we know it.
Layering in the central mound (Aeolis Mons) suggests it is the surviving remnant of an extensive sequence of deposits. Some scientists believe the crater filled in with sediments and, over time, the relentless Martian winds carved Aeolis Mons, which today rises about 5.5 km (3.4 mi) above the floor of Gale Crater—three times higher than the Grand Canyon is deep.