HOW DID A ROCK MOVE ON MARS? ASK THE CODE.
Rock or Fungus? After 10 Years Mars Exploration Rover makes an astounding discovery. But what does it mean? Updated 1/24/2017
I first saw the JPL photo of a rock that suddenly appeared in front of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on FoxNews.Com on January 17, 2014. While Occam's razor would probably go along with the idea that the rock was kicked up by a wheel of Opportunity, or perhaps that it was part of the ejecta that resulted from a nearby meteorite strike, there are other possibilities. One fits right in my our evidence that the Martian atmosphere is considerably denser than NASA admits. The possibility is hinted at by Bill Nye the Science Guy on this FoxNews.Com link. At 1 minute 22 seconds into the video link Nye says, "Now there's a lot of wind on Mars, but the Martian atmosphere is very thin. Was the wind strong enough to blow this cookie pebble down into the view, or call it a rock down into the view? Or did the wheel break it off or did it break it off from some breaking, protruding rock, what rock was that and why does it have all these elements that you wouldn't expect?" The rock has far more magnesium (1.738 grams per cubic centimeter), sulfur (1.84 g/cc) and than any Martian rock seen so far, with a manganese (5.03 g.cc) content that is twice as high other Martian rocks suggesting that it came from off planet via meteorite strike.
Actually, this is not the first time that rocks have apparently moved on Mars. However we have seen sand dunes moved and rover tracks filled in with sand when the winds at accepted pressures were not enough to do so. This article will enhance an article on my son's website by adding a Torah Code experiment to see what moved the rock: an Opportunity wheel, the wind, or a meteorite impact. The initial matrix and chemical composition suggest the new comer is a meteorite however we will later explore the possibility that we are not seeing a rock at all. Maybe it's a fungus that grew in place there from a contaminating spore carried by Opportunity.
Figure 1 above: Before and after photos of a new object that appeared before Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Figure 2 below: Torah Codes matrix matching ROCK MOVING with MARS and FROM THE SKY.
Figure 3: Spreadsheet showning the statistical significance of Figure 2, and color photos of the area of concern. White lines may indicate two areas of slight pebble movement.
Figure 4 shows pebble movement. The same pictures on the bottom are color inverted to make pebble movements easier to see.
Figure 5 - Are we looking at a rock or at a fungus? There is no evidence that the new object disturbed rocks or pebbles around it. It looks like it simply grew there. The spreadsheet shows the matrix significance. The map in the upper right corner shows where Opportunity landed.Figure 5:
Figure 6 shows a rock that JPL scientists are now claiming was affected by Rover treads, causing the controversial rock to be kicked out. Figure 7 shows a closeup of both objects.
Figure 7 - Closeups of the objects claimed to by the source rock and the moved rock according to NASA/JPL.
WHERE WAS OPPORTUNITY WHEN THE ROCK APPEARED?
A WORD ABOUT MIXING THE CODE WITH MARS INVESTIGATIONS.
If you read our report entitled CRITIQUE OF ALL NASA MARS WEATHER DATA, you will see that without considering the legitimacy of the Torah Code, there are tremendous reasons to doubt the accuracy of conclusions about Mars. The Torah Code is a controversial matter on its own. It is for this reason that (when appropriate) I split any write up that deals with Mars and Torah Codes into two versions. The version with the Code goes onto this web site. The version without it that is based only on pure science with accepted scientific technique, goes on my son's site at DavidARoffman.Com.
Even if the Code is real, there is no agreement among its chief researchers as to what constitutes the correct way to understand it. My belief is that there must generally be an axis term (first term sought) that is around 8 letters long, is assigned no statistical value at all; and that major a-priori key terms sought are more likely to be put there deliberately if they are at special case skips of +/- 1 or the absolute skip of the axis term. Key words that only appear diagonally are of much lower interest unless they are very long. I almost never find an a-priori key word that is 7 or more letters long. This is reflected in my probability calculation technique. But this technique, even if best, has limitations. In this article I used two axis terms. For Figure 2 it was ROCK MOVING. For Figure 4 it was MARS ROCK. I would have come up with different results if I had sought Moving Rock or Rock on Mars or Rock from Meteorite, or Fungus on Mars, or any other axis terms. Each matrix takes a long time to develop, and so the hunch that I have as to what to search for first is important. Generally I won't even search for an axis term that is more than 11 letters in length because 17 years of Codes experience has taught me that I am wasting time. Nor do I generally look for an axis term that is less than 6 letters. When I do come up with a matrix that is of interest, then I try to present scientific evidence about the topic that shows why the matrix is plausible. That, at best, is what you see in this article.
NASA/JPL eventually announced that the new rock was probaly kicked up by the rover as it moved. The source rocks they say is shown on Figures 6 and 7, however while the rover tracks clearly pass over their claimed source rock, the tracks do not appear to be over the new rock so the issue is whether the new rock could have been pinched off and launched airborne. The Opportunity has a top speed of 50 millimeters (about 2 inches) per second (0.111846814603 miles per hour) and an average speed of about 10 mm/sec. It stops once every 10 seconds for 20 seconds to observe and understand terrain that it has been over.