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Nirgal
2004-May-08, 03:24 PM
http://mitglied.lycos.de/user73289/misc/sample.jpg

this is no fake (just cropped from the officially released JPL panorama + PaintShop auto-enhance colors)

It is certainly not a life-form or something ...
(although it looks like a martian "Gila Monster" :)
So what else ?

btimsah1
2004-May-08, 04:27 PM
http://mitglied.lycos.de/user73289/misc/sample.jpg

this is no fake (just cropped from the officially released JPL panorama + PaintShop auto-enhance colors)

It is certainly not a life-form or something ...
(although it looks like a martian "Gila Monster" :)
So what else ?

Uh.. A rock? #-o

-Robby

Wingnut Ninja
2004-May-08, 04:30 PM
Looks like it might be a beaver taking a breather.

-Rocky

btimsah1
2004-May-08, 04:32 PM
Just to make sure were talking about the same thing here..

You mean the thing that looks like a terd, right? =D>

-Robby

kucharek
2004-May-08, 04:36 PM
I see a rock sticking out of the ground. Mars is full with them.

Harald

Wingnut Ninja
2004-May-08, 07:07 PM
Just to make sure were talking about the same thing here..

You mean the thing that looks like a terd, right? =D>

-Robby

Yeah, he's dug out a little depression to sit in. That why it looks partially buried.

-Ricky

ToSeek
2004-May-08, 07:10 PM
We've been discussing the same object here. (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13318)

My wife the zoologist thought it was a worm, then changed her mind because it didn't have any tracks behind it. Finally she concluded that it's a dead worm dropped by a bird, which would explain why there are no tracks. ;)

tlbs101
2004-May-10, 06:23 PM
When I first saw it in the B/W photo, and didn't zoom in electronically (or do the false-color imaging), I could see how it could be mistaken for some sort of organic "thing".

In this (zoomed in, colorized) view it is clearly a rock.

Superluminal
2004-May-10, 09:33 PM
It's Osama peeking out of his spider hole. :o

Nirgal
2004-May-11, 04:06 PM
what's interesting about the color photograph is the distinct color spectrum with the pronounced red "stripes", white and black components which seems to be different from the color spectra in the surrounding neighbourhood of the rock. Remotely resembles the "bounce" rock that too, stood out in color and composition from the surrounding plain.

xbck1
2004-May-11, 10:37 PM
Looks like a fish to me. The dorsal fin is facing us, the tail is to the right. The real questions begin now: How the heck did a fish get there? What kind of fish is it? Does it go well with a nice white wine?