Mars Black Speck UFO Sol 688 - Glitch?

Mick West

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This "UFO" on Mars cropped up again on Reddit's r/Skydentify, even though it was first noticed back in 2014.

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Raw Image: https://mars.nasa.gov/raw_images/182036/?site=msl

It's captioned "This image was taken by Right Navigation Camera onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 688 (2014-07-14 02:06:13 UTC)"

It does not appear in previous or subsequent frames. However, this other image was taken at the same second with the Left Nav Cam:

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https://mars.nasa.gov/raw_images/182035/?site=msl

The two images are of the same scene in the same second, suggesting that the speck is a glitch in the right camera. This left/right difference was noticed on the "whatisupinthesky" forum, nearly 4 years ago. https://ftp.whatsupinthesky.com/index.php/forum/the-planet-mars/3789-ufo-sol-688-debunked

It would be useful to close speculation here by finding similar glitches. Two somewhat similar (but different) cases have been discussed on Metabunk.

Firstly there's Debunked: Giant Bird In Flight On Mars Caught In NASA Billion Pixel View - which is just some dirt on the sensor - verifiable by the exact same "bird" showing up in multiple images, including some test shots on Earth.

Secondly there's a very old thread Lol... Chemtrailing Mars? (And other random theories), which appears to be something like a cosmic ray hit.
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Spirit Panoramic Camera: Sol 584
Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/2/p/584/2P178208022EFFAE03P2264R7M1.HTML
 
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Ravi

Active Member
It is "recycle" time again on Reddit. After some time a picture or ufo gets posted again, repeating the process over and over and...

Anyway, I believe they are results from cosmic radiation in the form of high-energy protons and atomic nuclei. If the energy is high enough and the angle of incidence large, I can imagine it can affect a number of pixels.
 

deirdre

Senior Member.
cosmic radiation
nasa reported on this possibility but it is a white spot.
https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/kimberley-pia18077/
 
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