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reply to post by grey580
This "ROCK" could be The Major Event in Mars exploration....
"Something" is moving on Mars... and is NOT the Rover....
edit on 17-1-2014 by Arken because: (no reason given)
That rock...looks kinda weird.. I wouldn't be surprised if that terrible movie, Apollo 18 turned out to be real. LOL.
The rover, which has been on Mars since Jan. 24, 2004, hasn't moved in more than a month because scientists are waiting for better weather conditions. It is currently up on 'Solander Point' at the rim of Endeavour Crater.
The rover’s been parked at the same spot for weeks as it waits for better weather and a higher sun to help power it along its way. Sticking around the same spot allowed for nearly identical images to be taken on widely-separated Sols. Maybe a closer study of the rock in the coming days will tell us more about how it got there. - See more at: astrobob.areavoices.com...
One of the wheels is broken, so it scrapes along the ground when turning left or right. They say that during one of its maneuvers this scraping probably dislodged and actually flipped over this rock. They say that since the bottom side hasn't been exposed for billions of years it's a unique chance to explore the "underside" of a Mars rock.
after looking at the pic..i noticed that the circled areas in pink, look a bit different, taking into account for the slight change in angle and perspective...the one with the 'rock' as compared to the one without the 'rock' appears to have been disturbed...i wouldnt think that it would be from the tires....or maybe or ??