Weird: Wood Found on Mars

Sounds like an April Fool’s joke, doesn’t it? But it’s real, snagged off the NASA JPL site. 

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Sure looks like wood to me. Actually, it looks like a railroad tie. Photo is from the Mars Rover circa 2004.

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Don’t believe it’s real? Neither did I tell I checked the JPL site:
http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/opportunity/20040524a/site_B115_navcam_180_cyl_L-B118R1.jpg

Stuff like this isn’t such a big surprise once you’ve read up on NASA’s dirty secrets:
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Mission-Secret-History-NASA/dp/1932595260/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1228029820&sr=1-1

If there are railroad ties on Mars, how about trees? Is this what Viking photographed a few decades ago?

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Sure makes you wonder… You can read the original article here.

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2 Responses

  1. That is totally off the chart weird. I love this kind of stuff! Does Nasa offer any explanation?

  2. […] Weird: Wood Found on Mars […]

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