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PostPosted: September 17, 2016 12:35 AM 

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PostPosted: September 17, 2016 4:49 PM 

Here's a 3D of a sol 1463 dislodged broken rock that appears to have been covering an area containing a dark debris flow. The broken rock appears to match the outlines of the existing rock that lies in the immediate vicinity.

Just another indication that many of the pavement rocks are relatively shallow or thin and are "floating" on the debris flow matrix

Winston

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PostPosted: September 17, 2016 8:19 PM 

Here are some interesting rocks from curi sol 1463;

All images white balanced in GIMP

2D; LowRes context Image:

3D anaglyph

3D -X eyed

Winston


LWS


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PostPosted: September 18, 2016 7:23 AM 

Large Vein in centre of Image sol 1454 Curiosity

Winston

LWS


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PostPosted: September 18, 2016 8:15 AM 

I was searching the web for some Earth images of gypsum with a fine structure that resembled that of the Curiosity veins.

I came across one image that matched to some extent the curi vein images that were characterized by globular nodules of about 2 mms diameter made up of filaments and sub spherical objects of roughly 100 um each.

That image was a sculpture made by misting gypsum onto a wire. The process is described in the article below

https://www.amanaartphoto.com/interview-ryoichi-fujisaki/

Just for what little its worth as a possible analogue for a putative martian system that allows for the precipitation of gypsum with relatively little water

Winston

Faceless


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PostPosted: September 20, 2016 3:05 AM 

Another Bloody Sample Drilled from Mars:
[link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: September 24, 2016 4:15 AM 

In the last five months Curiosity rover has drilled five rocks, all of which contains ooids: [link]

Faceless


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PostPosted: October 2, 2016 4:10 AM 

Martian landscape found on Comet 67P?
[link]

LWS


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PostPosted: October 10, 2016 11:00 PM 

The sol 1486 releases have many mastcam images that appear to be very biological.

Will post some of them tomorrow.

Winston

John Radogno


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PostPosted: October 11, 2016 9:58 AM 

An interesting green rock:

LWS


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PostPosted: October 18, 2016 7:13 PM 

A lot of images of veins, mud, mudstone and stromatolite-like boxwork were released today. Some of them give the impression that the veins are not necessarily physical constructs only.

Here's one from sol 1487.

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=1487MR0074720010704122E01_DXXX&s=1487.47764635826

Winston

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PostPosted: October 30, 2016 9:01 PM 

Here's my colourized version of what is probably a meteorite. The image was made from a sol 1503 colour mastcam image and a sol 1505 B/W Chemcam image.

Permission is given to let your imagination soar.

LWS


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PostPosted: October 30, 2016 11:21 PM 

Here's a 3D of a vein and some blobs "growing" on it. Vein show layering with recognizable microbial crusts. Blobs are probably mud resembling slugs.

Look at them at 200% using stereophotomaker. Objects lokk very biological to me.

Winston

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PostPosted: November 2, 2016 11:19 AM 

new sol 1505 Mast cam release

Image cropped, auto white balanced and magnified by 1.5X

Winston

Mazebo


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PostPosted: November 2, 2016 5:14 PM 

Re:74

LWS, yes that's a stunning find!
A meteorite, or at least something that's been severely heated falling down through the atmosphere.
I would vote for that it is something "constructed", not natural, due to the three parallel rows of shiny markings on the surface.
Taking a closer look, at the bottom left of the markings, you can see that it's not just on the surface - Rather, the markings are the ends of "rivets" going a long way into the greenish material of the lump.
It's easier to see in this high contrast processing of the ChemCam image:

Something maunfactured by Aliens or the left-overs of some crashed Russian craft?

LWS


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PostPosted: November 2, 2016 6:09 PM 

Mazebo;

Could those "rivets" be holes left by Curiosity's laser shots, perhaps on sol 1505?

They don't look like typical laser shots but perhaps the material of the "meteorite" reacted this way ass compared with the typical hole left by the chem cam laser in normal Mt Sharp sedimentary or basaltic material.

Winston

Paul Scott Anderson


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PostPosted: November 2, 2016 8:43 PM 

Mazebo, the shiny markings are from laser zaps to analyze the meteorite. New update:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2016-287&rn=news.xml&rst=6667

Mazebo


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PostPosted: November 3, 2016 6:33 AM 


LWS, Paul Scott Anderson:
Alright!
In a way, that's relieving... Wink

Paul Scott Anderson


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PostPosted: November 3, 2016 7:11 PM 

I thought this was interesting also. Bright vein material (?) along the very thin edges in these rocks, sol 1507.

Kye Goodwin


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PostPosted: November 3, 2016 9:43 PM 

Paul, re your 79, Yes, I've written that the bright stuff only rarely forms sheets running parallel to the layering in the rock, that it much more often "fills" fissures that cut across the layering. Lately we've started seeing a lot more thin bright deposits parallel to the layering, even though the rock shows very little tendency to fracture along the layering. Did all the bright stuff form during ancient deep burial, or have the bright deposits parallel to layers formed after the layering in the rock was exposed by erosion? I can't say.

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