Sounds like an April Fool’s joke, doesn’t it? But it’s real, snagged off the NASA JPL site.
Sure looks like wood to me. Actually, it looks like a railroad tie. Photo is from the Mars Rover circa 2004.
Don’t believe it’s real? Neither did I tell I checked the JPL site:
Stuff like this isn’t such a big surprise once you’ve read up on NASA’s dirty secrets:
If there are railroad ties on Mars, how about trees? Is this what Viking photographed a few decades ago?
Sure makes you wonder… You can read the original article here.