Mars Sol 2316 – Composite View 1 & Anomalies

Composite view 1 of Mars Sol 2032 consists of 5 individual images from the Left Mast Camera (Mastcam) (MSSS-MALIN) on the Curiosity Rover.

Composite view 1 below has been slightly enhanced to remove the hazy effect of the original image above.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any images since the last few hundred sols of images released by NASA have just been junk. The resolution and any details when zooming in on areas of the image leaves you looking at a blurred jumbled mess. I imagine they have the high definition images but just release very low resolution copies of those images. Because if the images they release are actually the best the rover can take, it has to be an embarrassment that they spent $2.5 billion dollars on the rover and those are the best images than can be produced.

That being said, here are few anomalies from the composite that are interesting… click on any of the images to enlarge.

The image above & below is probably the most interesting one from the composite image. You can clearly see the shadow of the top triangular pointy piece that bends upwards off the ground. There also seems to be a rounded shiny piece on top. The also seems to be a base it’s sitting on that is buried.

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