Yet another blatantly obvious anomaly has been photographed on Mars by the Curiosity Rover. The image was taken with the right Mastcam by Curiosity on Sol 173 — January 30, 2013 here on Earth.
Even a cursory examination of the image reveals that the object has a completely different luminosity / reflectivity to ANY of the surrounding features and seems very out of place. The image shows what appear to be a metallic looking object sticking out of the ground – the surface of which has a very shiny appearance with regularly spaced protuberances. The object also has it’s own unique shadow cast onto the rock underneath proving that it is indeed a real object and not a trick of the light or camera glitch.
How this particular anomalous image made it past the censors and airbrushing department is hard to fathom – unless of course they want us to know and so the drip…drip…drip effect continues.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems.
Download the original image from JPL here.