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John Kierein
2005-Feb-06, 03:03 PM
In this microscopic image from Oppy. I hadn't noticed these earlier. Are they common? Look at the enlarged version. They look like spines. Or spiderwebs.

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/1/m/368/1M160851876EFF42D9P2956M2M1.JPG

aurora
2005-Feb-06, 05:38 PM
I see some very fluffy dust between blueberries, but maybe I'm not seeing what you are seeing.

John Kierein
2005-Feb-06, 05:40 PM
The dust between the blueberries forms straight line tendrils in a couple of cases these are quite long and thin like spiderweb strands. Look at the enlarged view.

frogesque
2005-Feb-06, 09:47 PM
Looks like some of the blueberries have dust in between and some possibly have a salt like deposit loosely cementing the dust together.