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Mystery Rock 'Appears' in Front of Mars Rover

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posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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Now what would be fun is another one popping up in a few days!




posted on Jan, 17 2014 @ 11:30 PM
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why go with aliens when you have sentient rocks?

I'm all for sentient rocks



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 01:48 AM
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To me it looks like insulation that has perhaps seen some heat (from something we put on Mars) there are some winds there, from light to strong. Perhaps it was blown into frame. I just really don't see it as a rock...no, I'm not saying its' a life form and/ or it crawled there.
My turn to say something ridiculous, it's a space hot-pocket, Garnac flavored with jalapeños.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 02:03 AM
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It was deposited....so to speak. It's a MMM or "Mars Meadow Muffin". Rover wheel ran over it, had an astronaut been there he/she would have stepped in it! Where else do you think all that methane is coming from?



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 02:19 AM
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grey580
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It's a martian hermit crab probably



And maybe you are no so far away from the truth...



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 02:43 AM
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posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 03:49 AM
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It doesn't look like it was accidentally moved there by the rover. All the rocks or gravel in the surrounding area aren't dusturbed. I don't know the scale of what's shown on the surface. How big would this rock be?



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 03:54 AM
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It looks like reflective material.
Crumpled up tin foil from the aliens weekend BBQ



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posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 04:52 AM
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Its unbelievable that opportunity has been operating on mars for 10 years ,what a fine piece of engineering.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 05:09 AM
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Most rocks on Mars that the Rovers have drilled into or polished are white, or close to it, once the dust is removed. There are white reflective rocks everywhere on Curiosity's route, just dusted. This particular rock has been flipped over by Opportunity, so the undusted underside is exposed.

And it's good to see Opportunity get some ink, it's been neglected and overshadowed by Curiosity since Curiosity landed. And near Opportunty's 10th anniversary too. Fitting.
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posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 05:31 AM
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It looks like a piece of foil to me, what do they make their foil out of at nasa?



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 07:23 AM
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Arken
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This "ROCK" could be The Major Event in Mars exploration....
S&F.


"Something" is moving on Mars... and is NOT the Rover....





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That rock...looks kinda weird.. I wouldn't be surprised if that terrible movie, Apollo 18 turned out to be real. LOL.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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Very intriguing!



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 08:56 AM
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If I did this type of analysis every time I walked out to the driveway I would never get the car started. Some of you have way too much time on your hands, Its a rock, get over it.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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Soylent Green Is People

Even though Opportunity hasn't moved its position between Sol 3528 and Sol 3540, it was still doing some maneuvers during that time. I can imagine a scenario where the spinning of a wheel may have kicked up a rock that was beneath the wheel.



I downloaded some stereoscopic pictures of Mars, and the surface looks like damp sand - enough moisture for the grains to clump together. From that picture, it looks like a whole ring of dirt built up around a wheel and was then spun off. But if that were the case, there should be other bits as well.

Otherwise it looks like some space-dog poop.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 10:03 AM
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I dunno what it is but could the wind have blown it in shot?



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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funbox

interesting half a donut shape rock , I wonder what ate the other half?, but then opportunity's been up there so long it probably evolving into E.A.T.E.R


funbox



no, Eater is my dog. And he is safe in my back yard.



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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some kind of flower?



posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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symptomoftheuniverse
Well after some consideration i am going to bet 1 pound that the thing has -grown. Its a martian mushroom/cactus feeding of condensation and sunlight.

I was thinking some kind of flower but sure any other other plant life would do. Maybe the shadow of the rover passing over it triggered it to bloom?

flower part is anchored on top of the rock to stay warm and the roots go over the sides of the rock into the soil.
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