Quote:I think that it has been thrown up by one of these... Martian dust devils
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Quote:Ok, my theory if found not kicked up by a wheel is that it was tossed there from one of the many dust devils that are common on Mars.
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Michael Gilmer - Member of the Meteoritical Society & Collector of Falling Stars.
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Quote:Given the lack of any visible ejecta, it is highly unlikely to be a meteorite. But, what else is it likely to be?
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Quote:Ejecta from a distant meteorite impact. That's one of the working hypotheses. Not my favorite (I like the "rock dislodged by wheel" hypothesis), but still in play. The composition of the rock doesn't say "meteorite" to me.
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Quote:It's a marshroom
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Quote:Some red tape from the red planet — with NASA now facing a lawsuit over an alleged Martian rock that looks sort of like a jelly doughnut.
Earlier this week in a California court, astrobiologist Rhawn Joseph filed suit in an attempt to force the American space agency to examine a rock the Opportunity rover first photographed on Mars Jan. 8. (Via U.S. District Court)
His claim? It's alive.
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Quote:Good enough for me.
Quote: A true "Opportunity" for more discovery!