Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's Not Ruins on Mars!
The point is, the RAT camera has a fish-eye lens, which is why the horizion is distorted. What looks to be a smooth sandy hillside is actually the inside of the RAT camera's protective hood, and the three equally spaced "structures" are just tiny fittings or nutplates on the inside of the camera shroud. It's easy to be fooled, but sadly, it's not the smoking gun.
BTW, if you want to read more about the Martian crinoid fossil, check out chapter 11 of our book, Dark Mission-The Secret History of NASA.