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S and f , i wonder what erosion/geological process created those criss crossing ribbons. Errr the wind stirred gypsom veins or errr em err water flood brought errm a colection of mineral veins to entangle themselves or........
Im going to scream "FOSSIL LIFE"
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This is what we should be keeping an eye out for, people keep claiming every rock is a skeleton, or a fossilised monkey or an (insert earth creature structure here).
Instead, we should be looking for evidence of plant life, that would be a sure sign that there is, was, or could have been life on Mars.
Wow what a great find Jeep3r! Very nicely done S and F.
This looks really interesting, certainly looks organic.
Interesting ‘ribbon rock’ seen by Curiosity rover
While a lot of attention has been paid the last few days to the odd rock which “appeared” beside the Opportunity rover, the other rover, Curiosity, has found its own interesting little chunk of a Martian puzzle.
While not as publicized, it has been the subject of a lot of discussion among mission followers. What are the ribbon-like bands? Could they be feldspar laths? Another type of lath? Something else entirely? Curiosity has taken Mastcam and ChemCam images, but no other information is available yet.
I'm not a geologist, but they reminded me of fossilized seagrass or crinoid columnals. And when considering the recent thread on potential crinoid holdfasts, I was wondering whether this could be another piece of the puzzle that might fit into the bigger picture: