Go Home Mars Rock, You're Drunk! (Interplanetary Rock Makes Selfie)

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Look at the rock on the right, and the lack of rock on the left. (Our left.) It is being reported that this jelly-donut size rock appeared out of nowhere on the Martian surface between photographs.


There are several possible explanations for this.

1) It grew there.
2) It was ejected from a steam vent or something and flew there.
3) This is what a Martian looks like. It will eventually move on.
4) The robot that took the first picture tossed the rock up while driving by.
5) It is a jelly donut.
6) The rock was placed there to cover up a footprint.

What do you think?

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10 thoughts on “Go Home Mars Rock, You're Drunk! (Interplanetary Rock Makes Selfie)

  1. 1. Photoshop – someone on the team is playing a joke on everyone
    2. A meteorite landed nearby and ejected this – Spirit got lucky
    3. Benghazi

  2. Lies! All Lies! The pictures are presented in reverse order – the rock is missing in the second picture because some nogoodnick stole it!

  3. The larger object it is sitting on is a boulder with stress fractures and many pieces held together by gravity/friction/other pieces. Liquid (water, CO2, or other) have collected under/around a fractured piece and caused the piece to pop up to relieve the pressure.

    If temperatures cycle a couple more times there is a chance that the piece will fall back into place.

  4. I vote for ejecta, although the idea that it grew there intrigues me.

    Either that, or the Martians are messing with us and left it there to mess with our heads…

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