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Snake Skin by Gary Proffitt

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Gary Proffitt Gary Proffitt
Explore score
0.13 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 05, 2014
Date taken
astrophotography, forensic, geology, nature, photojournalism

This is the image that first got me
hooked on studying the curiosity imagery back
in June of 2013 and I called it "Snake Skin" because an item on the middle right of this image(requires zoom function) has a pattern on it that resembles snake skin though it could be
anything from some new chemical-geological process or be indeed some fossil evidence
of a whole host of types. This is a rare image as it is a very good close up shot of an item that has many different complex geometries present that is hollowed out and broken open to reveal its contents and should be good as a gigapan image that we all can study and zoom into at leisure, hope you enjoy it as much as I have and check the "Two worms" and "Micro frog" snapshots out as they are very interesting components of this fine image.

Gigapan Comments (3)

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  1. Sue Marvin

    Sue Marvin (June 11, 2015, 01:26AM )

    As a longtime horse owner it looks to me like a horse on top of the rock with intestines out behind it. Note the structure of a front leg. It most definitely is built like a horse.

  2. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 05, 2014, 11:01PM )

    Up until recently in time it was thought that life could not exist on the desert mountains of Antarctica until someone bothered to break open rocks and discover algae just under the surface of many rocks out there and Martian meteorites have been landing in Antarctica for billions of years, also rocks from earth will of been blown on course to Mars from asteroid collisions on our planet and the fact we cant think up all the possible ways life can exist doesn't stop it happening as life is a natural observation of the universe and does not emerge as a matter of intellectual conception.

  3. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 05, 2014, 11:00PM )

    There is enough carbon and oxygen in the atmosphere to sustain an adapted life form on Mars in the available Co2 and we get our carbon the same way though we take in in conveniently ready made by plants in the form of carbohydrates.I think its about time we matched the possible creativeness of life that may be somewhere on Mars with an equal or better creative skill at seeking it out, curiosity is a great step forward but we will need to start thinking outside of the box more if we want to be successful.

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