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Perhaps. If you assume that there has been an effort to look for the divot. However, where exactly it came from wasn't quite as interesting as analyzing the rock itself.
Failure to do so tends to weaken the speculation that the rock was merely dislodged and rolled down slope.
Most likely, they rationalized, Pinnacle Island fell into the scene from just uphill, where Oppy had completed a turn-in-place, a kind of pirouette, dragging its right front wheel across ground some sols before. "We don't think anything particularly exotic happened here," Squyres said, quickly noting they have two working theories. "We think the process of that wheel moving kind of flicked it, Tiddly-Winked it to the location where we now see it. This is the more likely scenario. The other theory is there's smokin' hole in the ground somewhere nearby and it's a piece of crater ejecta."
*funBox tears into his cuttlefish*
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This is from Opportunity, not Curiosity.
This is no "internal analysis" ability Opportunity, although it does have some tools for external analysis.
Posting so I can catch any updates since I only learned of this today. I'm sure they will come back with some information on this. It's a tremendous stroke of luck that can add to our knowledge about this planets past. Watch - in 10 years we will be mining it.
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Probably. Spacesuit slave race. I know there are precious metals up there. More than we can conceptualizer even. I truly hope that isn't a motivation for being there. Truly.