pesco at April 8th, 2014 23:22 — #1
emohex1 at April 8th, 2014 23:36 — #2
Martian punk with a laser pointer.
acerplatanoides at April 8th, 2014 23:38 — #3
shuck at April 8th, 2014 23:45 — #4
It seems most likely to be a cosmic ray strike, given how common they are with Martian pictures (not much atmosphere to reduce to absorb many) and that it shows up in one camera but not the other.
hereticbranding at April 8th, 2014 23:51 — #6
I'm going with ghost. In other news: Mars Is Heaven!
mcsnee at April 8th, 2014 23:56 — #7
Clearly a Martian mortar. They're targeting our parachutists.
acerplatanoides at April 8th, 2014 23:57 — #8
on two successive days? I may be misunderstanding something but I understood that it was seen twice (on one camera of the two, and not the other, both times).
kmoser at April 8th, 2014 23:57 — #9
Dead pixel. Hopefully the rover is under warranty.
mausium at April 9th, 2014 00:02 — #10
mr_web_engineer at April 9th, 2014 00:02 — #11
Yeah, that's what the article says. Putting more money on the "shiny rock".
What's interesting is that this has suddenly blown up into a "thing", when NASA says they see this kind of thing every week.
dborne at April 9th, 2014 00:03 — #12
or a spiffy martian electrical dust devil
old at April 9th, 2014 00:03 — #13
That's the glint off Clint Eastwood's pearl-handled revolver.
eksrae at April 9th, 2014 00:07 — #14
Them's the spiders I was talkin' about.
danegeld at April 9th, 2014 00:08 — #15
Even if it is a shiny rock it'd be interesting to know what kind of shiny rock. Why is there a mirrored surface on mars, how did it get there?
shuck at April 9th, 2014 00:24 — #16
From my understanding, the "light" didn't appear in the same spot in the two photographs taken at roughly the same time of day. So two cosmic ray strikes are possible, since they show up in the pictures on a weekly basis. It's unclear how many pictures they took in that direction at that time of day. If they took more than two (sets), that seems to make the cosmic ray explanation even more likely. The shape of the "light" also seems to be consistent with a cosmic ray strike.
hubrissonic at April 9th, 2014 00:34 — #17
hubrissonic at April 9th, 2014 00:35 — #18
smashmartian at April 9th, 2014 00:37 — #19
I knew I'd left the stove on.
hubrissonic at April 9th, 2014 00:39 — #20
I have a very bad feeling about this.
sdfrost61 at April 9th, 2014 01:06 — #21
It's light seeping in through a crack in the wall of the Area 51 warehouse where the alleged Mars mission is taking place.
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