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    The "pottery" image does look out of place, not native to its surroundings; much like the "disc" image.
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    Senior Member majicbar's Avatar
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    I have your explanation. The disc that you see is the mark being left by the "RAT", the device to grind into ground rock and sample the spectra from the laser reading of the post grind rock. The rock is polished and thus looks brighter than the other material. The "RAT" is on an arm that extends from Curiosity and has been pulled out of the way for the photos. One clue that the "disc" is not a disc is that there is a break in the disc on each of the images. The cover hypothesis would be too chancy that the rover would find them so close to the Rover.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Abrasion_Tool

    http://www.universetoday.com/100641/

    http://www.space.com/19167-curiosity...mars-rock.html

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1...ilings-021413/
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    Your insane Magic Troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyken View Post
    Your insane Magic Troll

    KK Out
    In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,[1] by posting inflammatory,[2] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a forum, chat room, or blog), either accidentally[3][4] or with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response[5] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[6]

    Exactly how do I qualify as a troll? One who seeks the truth vs one who goes the route of expounding notions that have no supporting evidence? While what is in the photographs looks like cd discs, the discs are not complete, but do show what look like grindings from the Curiosity Rover. We know the Rover is capable of such grindings, we know that they have been sampling rocks with the laser along the route and grinding rock along the way. Oh, that "we" may not include krazyken.

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    Good work Majicbar. I always wondered what that object was.
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    OK,

    The only reason I might go for the "RAT" theory is the possibility of rover tracks in the foreground of Image 2.
    (lower left)

    Image 2

    But the actual similarities of the disk shapes are a bit vague.

    So if there is a way to enhance the foreground to bring out the rover track(s) or some image to compare, would be helpful.

    JMO

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    I hope this is helpful, base on the stated size of the nearby "Blueberries," the "disc" is approximately 1 cm wide. It is not very big.


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    Mmm, yes, very curious, very interesting...

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