Fossils on Sol 605

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mjean1







PostPosted: April 21, 2014 10:51 AM 

Hi,

Curious pictures on Sol 605 , no ? What is it ?

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0605MH0003060010203249C00_DXXX&s=605

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0605MH0001900010203237C00_DXXX&s=605

mario59


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PostPosted: May 13, 2014 8:40 AM 

I think it's the "footprint" of the Curiosity rover arm down the soil.
Nothing really more! Smile

steve


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PostPosted: June 16, 2014 7:30 PM 

what about these strange circles, with an arc of light colerd blebs on one side a dot in the center and a dark bleb on the other side of the circle? they resemble crinoid fossils.

steve


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PostPosted: June 18, 2014 1:16 PM 

in the lower right portion of the outcrop is an execelent example I didn't put a box around. the, the same things show up in other areas in differen't sizes, and there is also a wing comming off to the side of some of them,also in the pic is a top view of two of them they appear to be a flute shape on an oval platter.

computerist


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PostPosted: June 18, 2014 2:23 PM 

Vesiculars basalt?

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: June 20, 2014 7:19 AM 

mjean, mario59, steve, Welcome to the Mars Rover Blog.

We hope to hear more of your thoughts on Mars.

Un-moderated,,, people are usually nice to each other.

You will find this a very friendly place,
again Welcome.

steve


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PostPosted: June 20, 2014 3:53 PM 


there are any number of ways like remelted shifted agate that could cause formations like this but they shure give the apearance of some kind of fossil.

steve


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PostPosted: June 20, 2014 3:55 PM 

I highlighted some features in red in the last photo but you have to zoom the pic to see them.

steve


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PostPosted: June 20, 2014 4:06 PM 

I wish they had some kind of laser interferometer to check what kind of minerals are in the light and dark areas. It would help figure out how they were formed.They look like a flute shape on a platter that in cross section is a circle with an arc shaped wing.

Joe Smith


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PostPosted: June 24, 2014 12:59 PM 

''''there are any number of ways like remelted shifted agate that could cause formations like this but they shure give the apearance of some kind of fossil.''''

and

'''I wish they had some kind of laser interferometer to check what kind of minerals are in the light and dark areas'''

Welcome Aboard ,,Steve,, on your last statement, you can BET the boys and girls at NASA are on top of it.

Magnetite was just in the news along with some other first time found minerals.

So..... subscribe to as many Mars related
news articles, blogs, newsletters,, Mars Daily,Space Daily etc. etc.

By The Way,, a VERY interesting post (reply 6)





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