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  1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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    An an amusing example of pareidolia, a youtube poster claimed to have spotted a lizard jumping onto the Mars Curiosity Rover

    In fact what he has seen is the dust removal tool on the MAHLI
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    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Camera_on_Curiosity's_Robotic_Arm.jpg

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    It's not there in later photos because the tool rotates at the end of the arm for different functions - drilling, dust removal, analysis, camera.

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    Curiosity Raw Images:
    https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/

    This image is from the Right NavCam Sol 1640
    https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?s=1640&camera=NAV_RIGHT_
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2017
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  2. Cord

    Cord New Member

    Last night, I posted a link to this page on the 'lizard' YT video page. Today my comment is gone, and no comments are allowed... The truth hurts.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
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  3. Hevach

    Hevach Senior Member

    Ive come back to this a few times now and I just can't see a lizard.
     
  4. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    It's one of those priming things.

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    Last edited: Apr 1, 2017
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  5. #marsroverhedgehog
     
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  6. Hevach

    Hevach Senior Member

    Now, I totally see a hedgehog.
     
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  7. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately, Mission Control didn't.

    roverhog.
     
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  8. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

    BEST. POST. EVER.
     
  9. NoParty

    NoParty Senior Member

    I think our Australian friends would quickly point out that it's probably an Echidna. Screen Shot 2017-04-06 at 4.18.25 AM.