640MH

 

SOL 640

METEORS WITH REGMAGLYPTS
METEORS ARE IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT AS
IT'S CONVENT THAT THE ROVER JUST HAPPENS UP THEM

THE CAMERAS IN THE ORBITING SATELLITES CAN PIN POINT METAL
OBJECTS AND WITH SPECTROMETER DATA DETERMINE THE METALLURGY,
THEREFORE SEND A ROVER TO CAPTURE A CLOSE UP IN FOCUS

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0640MR0027200010401848E02_DXXX&s=640

This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 640 (2014-05-25 16:35:49 UTC).

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0640MR0027180070401826E01_DXXX&s=640

This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 640 (2014-05-25 16:26:30 UTC).

 METEORS WITH  RAGMAGLYPTS
RAGMAGLYPTS ARE THE DEEP IMPRESSION, DIMPLE LIKE, FORMED WHEN METEORS MAKE CONTACT WITH A ATMOSPHERE . THE PRISTINE LOOKING METEORS MAY BE DUE TO THE CARBON DIOXIDE ATMOSPHERE OF MARS. THE HEAT GENERATED IN A CARBON ATMOSPHERE WOULD CREATE A REDUCING CONDITION WHICH WOULD ADD TO THE LUSTER OF METAL AND KEEP IT FROM HIGH HEAT OXIDATION, DUE TO LITTLE OR NO OXYGEN IN THE THIN ATMOSPHERE OF MARS. THE SAND BLASTING EFFECT OF FINE DUST IN A DUST STORM WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE HIGH LUSTER OF METAL OBJECTS. 

 METEORS  STRIKING MARS WOULD SURVIVE FOR A LONGER TIME VERSES EARTH, BECAUSE THE WATER VAPOR AND OXYGEN CONTENT IS GONE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS THINNER, THUS LESS OXYGEN TO CREATE FRICTION. METEORS ARE MADE UP OF IRON, NICKEL, AND ELEMENTS THAT OXIDE WHEN EXPOSED TO WATER AND OXYGEN. THE OXYGEN AND WATER VAPOR IS ALMOST NON EXISTENT ON MARS THEREFORE METEORS WILL STAY PRISTINE MUCH LONGER. FURTHERMORE MACHINERY WILL OXIDIZE WHEN OXYGEN IS PRESENT, HOWEVER WHEN OXYGEN AND WATER ARE NO LONGER PRESENT, METALS WILL REMAIN FOR A VERY LONG TIME.  THE HIGH ALLOYS OF OXIDATION RESISTANT METALS WILL REMAIN LONGER THAN THOSE METALS OF MOSTLY IRON. WHILE THE SURFACE STILL HAS WATER OXIDATION WOULD OCCUR, AND WHEN THE OXYGEN FADED THE OXIDATION WOULD STOP, THUS MANY STAGES OF DECAY MAY EXIST. 

 

METEORS WITH A HIGH CONTENT OF METALS STRIKE THE ATMOSPHERE AND MELT TO A MOLTEN GLOB OF METAL. STAYING INTACT IS LESS LIKELY AND WILL FRAGMENT TO FALL IN A STUN  FIELD MANY MILES LONG. THE FRAGMENTS WILL ALSO DEFLECT FROM THE IMPACT ZONE INTO MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTILES. SOME WILL HIT WITH DIFFERENT ANGLES MARRING THE SPOT WHERE THEY HIT TO MORE OF LESSER DEGREE. SOME OF THE FRAGMENTS BELOW SHOW HIGH ANGLE OF PROJECTION AS THE SCAR MADE BY THE METAL ON THE IMPACT SLABS OF ROCK  IS NOT ELONGATED, BUT SHORTEN. 


SOL 896

 

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0896ML0039380010401969E01_DXXX&s=896

This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 896 (2015-02-12 21:34:01 UTC).

 

NOTICE THE IMPACT SKIDS JUST TO RIGHT OF THE ROCK. THE SKIDS INDICATED THE ROCK WAS MOVING FROM A HIGH PROJECTION PATH AT A LOW SPEED. 


SOL 901

THIS FRAGMENT MAY HAVE BEEN BLASTED AND ITS SURFACE MUTED, UNTIL IMPACT, WHERE IT MAKE GOUGES ON THE SURFACE OF THIS FRAGMENT SHOWING THE BRIGHT SHINNY METAL BELOW. 

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0901ML0039470140402138E01_DXXX&s=901

This image was taken by Mastcam: Left (MAST_LEFT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 901 (2015-02-17 22:05:34 UTC).

IT MAY BE THE FRAGMENTS WERE FRACTURED AND WEATHERED OVER A LONG TIME TO SHOW THE METALLIC EDGES AS SAND STORMS POLISH THE EDGES OF THE METAL. 

 

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=0901MR0039460050501318E01_DXXX&s=901

This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 901 (2015-02-17 22:09:53 UTC).

 

 

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