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errorist
2004-Feb-22, 04:37 PM
Could this dark spot be a fossilized egg yolk? Could it be a layered sediment from water flowing? Check it out. It is still attached to the bed rock:

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all...54P2933M2M1.JPG (http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/all/1/m/028/1M130672510EFF0454P2933M2M1.JPG)

Geekstronaut
2004-Feb-22, 07:05 PM
Egg yolk? Hmmmm... so small. Wonder what the magnification on that pic is. Could just be an outcropping of rock.

Mars' atmosphere is very thin, so lots of micro-meteorites come through without burning up. Could just be a little impact, melting rock into a bubble.

Or who knows, might be a yolk. Would be nice if they brought that rock up and actually found some form of DNA or something there :)

jkmccrann
2006-Jan-03, 02:30 PM
I would doubt the egg-yolk scenario myself, but it is well argued that water did indeed once flow on Mars, so we're bound to find all types of evidence of the effects water has on a given surface, and this could be another of them. :)

The_Radiation_Specialist
2006-Jan-04, 03:44 AM
If thats the egg (yolk), then where is the chicken?

Hugh Jass
2006-Jan-04, 07:12 AM
Maybe the egg came first.

HenrikOlsen
2006-Jan-06, 06:12 PM
Apart from wondering at the resurrection of the thread, without additional information about the image I'll go with impact splatter.