Case File Information

Date of Event / Case File: 01/29/2014

Official NASA Captions:

Photograph NRB_444283128EDR_F0260000NCAM00251M_.JPG – This image was taken by Navcam: Right B (NAV_RIGHT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 527 (2014-01-29 16:08:16 UTC).

Photograph NLB_444283159EDR_F0260000NCAM00251M_.JPG – This image was taken by Navcam: Left B (NAV_LEFT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 527 (2014-01-29 16:08:48 UTC).

What are we looking at? In two seperate photographs, captured by the Mars rover, there is an object, presumably a rock, that appears to be floating above the ground.  In the second photograph, as the rover’s camera continues to pan to the right, a large circular formation of rocks appears in the frame as well.

It’s interesting to note that a) the alleged “floating rock” appears in multiple photos, from different angles and the illusion is still the same… and b) in the same frame there appears to be a circular formation of rocks not too far away – a second off “anomaly” in the same general area.

What do you think it is? Post your comments below.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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