Date of discovery: August 14, 2014
Date of photos: Taken Oct 8, 2012 but received on Aug 14, 2014.
Location of discovery:
URL 1: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/ods/surface/sol/00062/soas/rdr/ccam/CR0_402995770PRC_F0050104CCAM01062L1.JPG
URL 2: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/ods/surface/sol/00062/soas/rdr/ccam/CR0_403005421PRC_F0050104CCAM01062L1.JPG
Photos: Sol 62
I was looking over Curiosity Rovers recent photos and found these two photos with a shaded skin in them. Its nice there are two. It make more evidence. The shaded skin is being looked at by a micro camera designed to see grains of sand and tiny details that a normal camera would of course over look. The images show a skin of some kind of tiny organism...insect size. At the bottom of the cocoon, there is an opening where the tiny creature crawled out. This cocoon looks to be about 2-3mm in length, but that is a best guess.
A similar cocoon was found a while back and was found in a color photo. This may be the same creature, because the photos was taken in 2012, but sent to NASA on 2014. The real question is...if this photo was taken by the rover in 2012, why did the rover send it this week to NASA? Storage of photos for two years seems like a waste of Curiosity Rovers memory, when it can just send the photos to NASA. SCW
Oct 2012 discovery...same cocoon.