1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member


    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



    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.


    Curiosity Raw Images:

    This image is from the Right NavCam Sol 1640
    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.


    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.

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  8. Whitebeard

    Whitebeard Senior Member

  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.